Mobile phones can cook your brain

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Anything that won't sell, I don't want to invent. Its sale is proof of utility, and utility is success. - Thomas A. Edison Chirag Chaudasi 1

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  • 1.Anything that won't sell, I don't want to invent. Its sale is proof of utility, and utility is success.- Thomas A. Edison Chirag Chaudasi

2. Hoax or Fact...? Chirag Chaudasi 3.

  • Over the course of the past decade, numerous electromagnetic field sources have become the focus of health concerns, to name a few
  • Radars
  • Power lines
  • Security devices
  • Microwave ovens
  • Computer and TV screens
  • Mobile phones & their base stations

Chirag Chaudasi 4. Mobile Radiation

  • Mobile phones useElectromagnetic Radiationin theMicrowave * range, which some believe may be harmful to human health
  • * Microwave frequency ranges from 300 MHz to 300 GHz

Chirag Chaudasi 5. TheInternational EMF Project

  • In response to public concern, the World Health Organization established theInternational EMF Projectin 1996 to assess the scientific evidence of possible health effects of EMF in the frequency range from 0 to 300GHz

Chirag Chaudasi 6. They Concluded

  • Extensive research has been conducted into possible health effects of exposure to many parts of the frequency spectrum *andfound that they do not produce any known adverse health effect
  • * Frequency range from 0300GHz

Chirag Chaudasi 7. Concern

  • As of June 2009, there were more than 4.3 billion users worldwide
  • The Electromagnetic Radiation density is higher than ever and increasing
  • Source: Market data summary (Q2 2009)".GSM association. Retrieved 2010-01-30

Chirag Chaudasi 8. Effects(proposed/under research)

  • Radiation absorption
    • Part of the radio waves emitted by a mobile telephone handset are absorbed by the humanhead
  • Thermal effects
  • One well-understood effect of
  • microwave radiation isdielectric
  • heating
  • Non-thermal effects
  • Production ofheat shock proteinsin order to defend the cell against metaboliccell stresscaused by heat

Chirag Chaudasi 9. Effects(2)

  • Blood-brain barrier effects
  • Study on effects of microwave radiation on the rat brain found a leakage ofalbumininto the brain via a permeatedblood-brain barrier
  • Cancer
  • In 2006 a large Danish study about the connection between mobile phone use and cancer incidence published which followed over 420,000 Danish citizens for 20 years and showed no increased risk of cancer
  • Cognitive effects
  • In 2009 a study confirmed longer (slower) response times to a spatial working memory task when exposed to a standard GSM cellular phone placed next to the head of male subjects

Chirag Chaudasi 10. Effects(3)

  • Electromagnetic hypersensitivity
  • Burning &tingling sensationsin the skin of the head
  • Fatigue, sleep disturbances & dizziness
  • Loss of mentalattention & slow reaction times
  • Headaches & disturbances of thedigestive system
  • Genotoxic effects
  • Changes in reproductive capacity
  • Sleep effects
  • Sleep quality ( measurement of broken sleep)

Chirag Chaudasi 11. Factors Effecting The Exposure

  • Transmit Power
    • GSMhandset 2watts
    • US analogue phone - 3.6watts
    • CDMA-2000&D-AMPS - below 1 watt
  • Distance between the Source & subject
  • Duration of exposure

Chirag Chaudasi 12. Precautionary Measures

  • Use hands-free to decrease the radiation to the head.
  • Keep the mobile phone away from the body.
  • Do not use telephone in a car without an external antenna.

Chirag Chaudasi 13. Conclusion

  • Over exposure to sun can cause cancer
  • Exposure to high temperature can burn
  • Prolonged use of medicine can cause disease/side effects
  • Same goes with effects of Mobile Radiation

Chirag Chaudasi 14. Verdict

  • There is no proven research that can concretely attribute Electromagnetic radiation hazards to the use of Mobile phones
  • The precautionary measures can be adopted to keep a check on exposure levels
  • ' Biological effect ' does not equal Health hazard *
  • *

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