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Best of 2008-2010: Dr. Vini Khurana on the potent health hazards of cell phones and electromagnetic radiation


Dr. Vini Khurana

Dr. Vini Khurana

This week, we hear for the third time Dr. Caldicott’s October 2008 interview with Dr. Vini Khurana about the dangers of cell phones and electromagnetic radiation. In May, a new report was released indicating a connection between cell phone use and cancer. Read the May 31, 2011 article Cell Phones May Cause Brain Cancer, WHO Experts Say. Dr. Khurana is a senior staff specialist neurosurgeon at the Canberra Hospital in Australia, and Associate Professor of Neurosurgery at the Australian National University Medical School. He has exhaustively studied the medical research on electromagnetic radiation from cell phones. See his webpage about cell phone dangers which includes his report Mobile Phones and Brain Tumors – A Public Health Concern. A joint U.S.-Korean team reviewed 13 past studies on cell phone radiation and published their results in the Journal of Clinical Oncology in mid-October 2009. This meta-analysis found that 10 or more years of cell phone usage causes a 20-25% increase in tumors. Also read an October 2009 article Long-term use of mobile phones ‘may be linked to cancer’. Also read Mobile Phones ‘More Dangerous Than Smoking.’ and the peer-reviewed publication, Cell phones and brain tumors: a review including the long-term epidemiologic data. Children’s brains are more vulnerable to cell phone emissions. See this diagram from Spain’s Neuro Diagnostic Research Institute of how much cell phone radiation is absorbed in a child’s brain.
Dr. Khurana mentions the work of Professor Leonard Hardell of Sweden, discussed in the article Mobile phone use ‘raises children’s risk of brain cancer fivefold’. Read his research paper Long-term use of cellular phones and brain tumours: increased risk associated with use for greater than 10 years.

Dr. Khurana mentions a study on human sperm and cell phone radiation, Mobile Phone Radiation Induces Reactive Oxygen Species Production and DNA Damage in Human Spermatozoa In Vitro. See the article Pittsburgh cancer center warns of risk from cell phone use and the related report Tumors and Cell Phone Use: What the Science Says. And read Cellphone use potentially risky for kids, teens: health agency. See the webpage Cell Phones Linked to Brain Cancer which has several television segments and diagrams showing how cell phone radiation damages the body. Read 14 die of cancer in seven years living next to phone mast with highest radiation levels in UK. At one point, Dr. Caldicott refers to measuring devices which check the fields of electromagnetic radiation. Some meters also measure cell phones. Check out the Trifield gauss meter from AlphaLab, Inc. This appliance has an electric & magnetic setting to measure EMF, and a radio/microwave setting which can also measure cell phone radiation. For general information on EMF hazards, visit the website of Microwave News. Wireless internet (Wi-Fi) is considered by some to be another major health risk. Read Germany warns citizens to avoid using Wi-Fi and WiFi Radiation - Is WiFi Technology Bad For Your Health?.

One Response to “Best of 2008-2010: Dr. Vini Khurana on the potent health hazards of cell phones and electromagnetic radiation”

  1. Christina Macpherson Says:

    A very timely repeat of this program, as the European Council has just decided that cell phones are a cancer risk.
    There is surely more to follow on this subject of electromagnetic radiation. For example. Australia’s Victorian College of the Arts now has a (truly wonderful) educational site, where students all sit there with their Mac computers, and every kind of exciting Hi Tech appliance is used for education on drama, music,vdance. All with thevuse of Wi Fi - but surely, also, all bathed in electromagnetic radiation.
    Every Macdonalds now has WiFi. Great for the casual customer. But what about the kids who work there all day - how much electromagnetic radiation are they getting?
    One way to check on electromagnetic radiation is to turn on a little transistor radio - on to no station, so no sound. Then take the radio close to an electrical appliance that is switched on - microwave oven, computer, other radio - anything really. The amount of crackle that you then hear fromyour radio is a rough guide to how much electromagnetic radiation is being emitted.