May 23, 2011
Cell phones are a ubiquitous part of our
New independent studies offer stunning proof that confirms
findings from the European Commission - pulsed digital signals from
cell phones disrupt DNA, impair brain function and lower sperm
A meeting convened by Environmental
Health Trust, with the Turkish cancer society, and Gazi
University, revealed new research on this important issue showing
damage to DNA, brain and sperm.
Dr. Devra Davis, a member of a
Nobel Peace Prize team, chairs this meeting with Prof. Nesrin
Seyhan, WHO and NATO advisor who is head and founder of
Biophysics Department and Bioelectromagnetics Laboratory at Gazi
University in Ankara and founder of the Non-Ionizing Radiation
Protection (GNRP) Center.
Prof. Seyhan’s work confirms and strengthens the finding, that just
four hours of exposure to RF-EMF disrupts the ability of human brain
cells to repair damaged genes.
Other new important work from Australia
shows damage to human sperm.
“We are deeply concerned about what
this could mean for public health,” noted Prof Seyhan.
“This work provides a warning signal to all of us. The evidence
justifies precautionary measures to reduce the risks for
everyone of us,” says Prof. Wilhelm Mosgoeller from the Medical
University of Vienna who has led European research teams, who
found that RF-EMF induce DNA breaks.
New studies carried out by scientists in
Turkey, Russia and Israel, have investigated a variety of biological
effects triggered by cell phones.
Two years after false accusations
against scientists who described DNA breaks, now the recent results
finally show, that exposure induced DNA breaks are real.
On May 23, 2011, a think-tank of experts organized by Gazi
University and EHT convened at a workshop in Istanbul, Turkey to
share explosive independent studies on this topic.
Titled “Science Update: Cell Phones and
Health,” the workshop was held in Cibali Hall at the Kadir Has
University, which is located in Istanbul, Turkey.
The workshop is co-sponsored by leaders in cell phone safety,
The workshop coincides with the launch
of Dr. Davis’s book,
Disconnect: The Truth About Cell Phone
Radiation, What the Industry Has Done to Hide It, and How to Protect
Your Family (2011).
The workshop attracted an array of leaders in the field, who
discussed underreported, highly thought-provoking research never
investigated in North America.
The invited speakers included,
Prof. Dr. Murat Tuncer, Head of
Cancer Control Department at The Ministry of Health of
Dr. Lukas H. Margaritis,
Professor Emeritus in the Department of Cell Biology and
Biophysics at the University of Athens
Dr. Nesrin Seyhan, of Gazi
University’s Biophysics Department
Prof. Dr. Wilhelm Mosgoeller of
the Medical University of Vienna
Dr. Annie Sasco, Director of
Epidemiology at INSERM/National Institute of Health in
Dr. Siegal Sadetzki, Cancer &
Radiation Epidemiology Unit, Gertner Institute, Chaim Sheba
Medical Center and Sackler School of Medicine, Tel-Aviv
Dr. Devra Davis, from
Environment Health Trust in the US
Impact of Cell Phones to Reproductive
Heath and Cell Death
Among the highlights of
the conference a research team at the University of Athens
discussed how insect studies have demonstrated that acute
exposure to GSM (Global System for Mobile) signals brings about
DNA fragmentation in insects’ ovarian cells, and consequently a
large reduction in the reproductive capacity of the insects.
Further studies demonstrated that
long exposures induced cell death to the insects in the study.
Cell Phones Impact to the Fetus
Workshop attendee Dr.
Adamantia Fragopoulou, leader of a team at the University of
Athens, shared a finding about embryonic development taking
place in the presence of a mild electromagnetic field.
Throughout the gestation period,
exposure to radiation for just six minutes a day affects the
bone formation of fetuses. The team suggests that this is
possibly caused by the interaction of cell phone radiation with
crucial molecules and ions involved in embryogenesis.
Cell Phones and How it Impacts the
of the Young Brain
Dr. Seyhan shared work
performed at Gazi University demonstrating that the increasing
use of cell phones - and the increasing number of associated
base stations - are becoming a widespread source of non-ionizing
This work suggests that some
biological effects are likely to occur even with low-level
electromagnetic fields. The team concluded that 900 and 1,800
MHz radiation levels is related to an increase in the
permeability of the blood-brain barrier in young adult male
rats. The rat’s brains can be used to correspond to the brains
of human teenagers.
This research is motivating by the
fact that children are increasingly heavy users of cell phones;
at higher frequencies, children absorb more energy from external
radio frequency radiation than adults, because their tissue
normally contains a larger number of ions and so has a higher
They conclude limiting cell phone and
cordless phone use by young children and teenagers to the lowest
possible level and urgently ban telecom companies from marketing to
A research team at the University of
Athens shared their studies demonstrating that rats exposed to cell
phone radiation were unable to remember the location of places
previously familiar to them.
This finding is of potentially critical
importance for people, who heavily rely on spatial memory for
recording information about their environment and spatial
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