Public Opinion Archive

Conflicts of Interest seen in Canadian EMR Safety Panel

The review of Wifi effects on health and safety by the scientific panel has been met with resignations and accusations of conflict of interest. A citizen’s advocacy group from Canada believes that one of the panel members chosen by the Royal Society of Canada to examine the radiation exposure and the necessary safety levels in the close proximity of wireless …

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Scientists Provide Solid Evidence To Show Cell Phones Cause Brain Cancer

Finally researchers are coming out with studies confirming that using cellphones, definitely poses a higher risk of developing brain cancer. Though cell phone companies and telecommunication giants prefer to keep people in the dark, saying there is no evidence to prove mobiles may cause cancer, it is clear that after having studied hundreds of people of all ages, the chances …

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Mayor Says NO to 4G Tower Installation

Mayor Sunil Prabhu, while speaking to the media, says “Until and unless a study pertaining to the effects of radiation from cell phone towers on health is not conducted, BMC will not let 4G mobile phone towers be installed.” When the meeting of the group leaders in BMC was over, Prabhu told the media that a study is soon to …

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Your Mobile Might Be Causing Your Skin Allergies

Our dependence on mobile phones has largely increased and there is a common trend of keeping cell phones glued to us no matter where we go. From shopping malls to a restroom, we leave no place where we won’t take our cell phone with us. What no one knows is that this mobile phone addiction can be allergic to us. …

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10 Health Risks Caused By Mobile Phones

It is very likely for you to suffer from a new disease that has been recently discovered, if you spend a lot of time playing with your cell phone even when it’s not ringing or vibrating. A 34 year old woman from Spain has been recently diagnosed with ‘WhatsAppitis’, which is actually a bilateral wrist pain brought about by using …

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Wi-fi In Schools Is A Potential Health Risk

The vice president of Amica, Francesca Romana Orlando says, “Putting wi-fi in schools could be social suicide.” In order to reduce the exposure of electromagnetic fields, Associazione Malattie da Intossicazione Cronica e/o Ambientale (the association of chronic and/or environmental diseases and poisoning) has been holding campaigns in Italy for over 10 years. There has been growing concerns about the use …

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How Using Mobile Phones at Night Disrupts Sleep

One effective solution to free your mind from the stress over tomorrow’s meeting or shopping lists or whether you remembered to lock the back door, is to not keep your cell phone on the bedside table, instead moving it outside the room. According to Ofcom, cell phones are kept on overnight by as much as 8 out of 10 people …

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Harmful effects of mobile tower radiation

Officials from the Government’s telecommunication department and major cell phone operators have denied the findings of a recent BioInitiative report that declared that India’s prescribed standards for radiation emissions from cell phone towers were higher than the safety limit. There has been a growing concern about the hazards of exposure to electromagnetic radiation. An interview was held with Neha Kumar, …

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Canadian Teachers Union Bans Cellphones in the Classroom

A resolution necessitating the children to switch off their cell phones in classrooms was passed by the  Elementary Teachers Federation of Ontario (ETFO), which is the largest teachers union in Canada. This resolution was based on the grounds that the school-going children and teachers should be protected in the school premises. This was a great move on part of Ontario’s …

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Higher Rates of ADHD in Children who use Mobile Phones

Recently, it has been revealed that children who use cell phones and are exposed to lead are at a greater threat from Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) than those children who use little or no  cell phone but are still exposed to lead. According to a report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 11% of the children …

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