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Cell Phones, EMF Negatively Altering Important Regions of the Brain

Mike Barrett
January 27th, 2012
Updated 11/06/2012 at 12:56 pm
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A new Greek scientific study has demonstrated how frequency electromagnetic fields, namely cell phones, portable phones, WiFi, and wireless computer equipment, alter important protein changes in the brains of animals. Exposure to electromagnetic frequencies is the result of our advancing technologies, but it is important to study these effects so people know exactly what they’re dealing with in order to take the necessary precautionary measures.

The study, entitled “Brain proteome response following whole body exposure of mice to mobile phone or wireless DECT base radiation,” was published in the journal Electromagnetic Biology and Medicine. Important areas of the brain such as the hippocampus, cerebellum, and frontal lobe are regions responsible for learning, memory, and other functions. These areas are negatively impacted by microwave radiation, even at levels below the safety guidelines put in place by the International Commission on Non-Ionizing Radiation protection.

Researchers found that 143 proteins in the brain were negatively impacted by radio frequency radiation over a period of 8 months. A total of 3 hours of cell phone exposure were simulated over the 8 month time period, and the results showed that many neural function related proteins’ functional relationship changed the for worse.

It is known that short term exposure of microwaves exuded from a cell phone, depending on how far the antenna is from the head, can penetrate as much as 1 1/2 inches into the brain, but this study focuses more on the long term effects and how EMF impacts specific brain proteins. This provides new evidence of the potential relationship between EMF and health complications stemming from EMF such as headaches, dizziness, sleep disorders, and even tumors and Alzheimer’s disease.

Another study conducted by a Russian team of researchers also showed that EMF and cell phones cause significant long-term cognitive decline in children. It may be time for parents to re-determine if young children should really be using these devices with growing bodies and developing brains.

A number of foreign countries are attempting to adopt precautionary protocols to limit cell phone use in an attempt to mitigate the number of adverse effects they have on human health. In 2011, the WHO/IARC released a report stating that cell phone radiation may have a carcinogenic effect on humans. In fact, the World Health Organization actually said that cell phones are in the same cancer-causing category as lead, engine exhaust, and chloroform.

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  • vanessaelizebeth

    These radiations have high impact on health mainly on brain.

  • CDR

    The dangers of cellphones were spelled out years ago but the mobile-phone companies managed to do a first-rate salesman's job by refuting all claims of tissue damage from the microwaves. Their continual onslaughts of "oh but they're quite safe" statements, coupled with never-ending "scientists' reports" that have perpetuated the illusion of safety, have been swallowed up by billions of people around the world. It's all about corporate profit and nothing else.

    Everywhere now, it is assumed that "everyone" owns a mobile phone. Here in the UK, as elsewhere, millions are expected to have one for their work; organisations are gearing their communications more and more to mobile networks rather than landline; and our old Automobile Association (the AA) did away many years back with its emergency telephone kiosks, citing the rise of the mobile phone as an excuse to do so. I, at that point, terminated my membership with them.

    No-one in my family will touch a mobile; we are all scientists and we know the risks of long-term exposure to microwaves near the head. Yet society is blindly moving on, demanding that everyone owns one; we have a condition called "nomophobia" where people actually panic if they forget to take their phone with them. It really is incredibly sad that people have been so gullible; believing that they must have a mobile phone in order to live.

    We don't use wifi connections, either. The main reason being that they are very insecure, especially when transmitting personal data. Our home PCs are on an ethernet.

    One can see the plus side to mobile communications; but the potential damage to our bodies has yet to be fully assessed. That kind of stuff is invisible. And unfortunately, for the average person, out of sight means out of mind, which is why most of them will no longer take much notice of health warnings because they are now "wedded" to their mobile gadget.

  • bea41660

    On top of my 6 story apartment building there are approx. 10 cell phone towers. I began feeling lathargic soon after moving in 3 years 8months ago. As I am on a housing program & disabled, simply just up & moving is not an option. I like my area but not the towers!

  • Mattress Man

    In this report it seems inevitable that brain damage will occur due to EMF, but what to do about it.

    • John Wiese

      For emf and emr protection, I use the ePendant and the eDot available from The edot is for your cell phone or if you choose to wear an earpiece.

  • Fleur Elise

    Deborah Colline a response to your jargon….

    If you believe in Jesus' message and example: you are a representative of humanity who came HERE to DO something useful as he. It is not just 'beam me up Scotty I am saved'. That keeps t you in a prison of jargon and mind control. Sitting back in redemptive bliss that says: Jesus did it ALL for me is a distortion of the man's example and truth (if you truly beleive it). The greatest contributors to this Planet are those who lead by personal example, live their lives to the full whatever they believe, expose dangerous lies as Jesus (presumably) did, and help to make the world a better place by CONTRIBUTING to humanity, their own intelligence not another's, to the best changes for all especially the future generations.Finally: If more Christians got off their bums and DID something useful instead of following a dead master, we would truly see changed for the better on this lpanet. Religions are about mind control. All of them. They get away with murder. Right now. DO soemthing and save yourself….

    • Linda McDonald

      What does your response here have to do with cell phones????? A tad off the subject I'd say.

  • Brian Stein

    I am now severely electrically hypersensitive. If I spend a night in a wi fi environment I am bleeding internally by the morning. Yes they can harm you when you are asleep.

  • shruti

    @Millar lets pray tht we all go back to our Father…:)

  • Jilleen K

    Madison, I believe all EMF is harmful to our bodies. Apart from cell phones, laptops and cordless phones, we are also bombarded constantly from the hundreds of satelites that go over us every day. For more research try this site: It helped me to understand more. You can get many great protective devices for your body, home and office. I tried some and did my own experiment to satisfy my curiousity.

    I worry about the children who now have many WiFi devices in their classrooms and carry cell phones without any EMF protection. Their bodies are so much smaller and are still developing.

  • Neo

    I do wonder if people realise that we 'live' within magnetic radiation known as the electromagnetic spectrum, that earth is electrically polarized, that Human bodies are electrified, that thoughts are energy… the universe is one big wifi transmitter – we are highly sophisticated transponders.

    Perhaps its naivity on my part to think that experiments done on 'mice'is a valid yardstick to measure danger for a species that is vastly superior, bigger, intelligent and more complex than them.

    • Madison Ruppert

      Analog studies have proven quite applicable over the years, Neo. You're right about the entire universe being one giant electromagnetic radiation field though.

    • Joe

      @Neo, so you are saying mice don't live on Earth, and hence aren't subjected to the same electromagnetic spectrum Earth (and cosmos) sends us? There are different degrees in electromagnetic strength don't forget. A microwave oven is a good example of being a little bit stronger than the Earth's, and I am sure you would agree that your head doesn't belong in there when it is on…

    • jose

      it is not within our grasp to understand fully of the capabilities within a unaturally produced artitficial electromagnetic fields, the thing we must learn is the information within theses unatural emfs that deharmonize the human body. a natural emf is wat helps produce a health mental and physical staus of living beings. its just the artificial ones they r talking about,

  • Madison Ruppert

    Scary stuff, but I'd like to know how the EM radiation from Wi-Fi affects us. Can it penetrate through the skull and actually affect brain tissues? I ask because I sleep with my wireless router in my room, I keep my cell phone away from me when I'm not using it (although I'm going to keep it even further away after reading this) and I don't talk on the phone much. When I do I make sure to keep it away from my head.

    I'd really like to know if EM radiation from normal, low power Wi-Fi devices can actually harm me while I sleep. Any information on that front? Obviously I try to keep environmental EM radiation as low as possible whenever I can but unfortunately due to the placement of connections, it would be very hard for me to turn off all wireless devices and stay physically hooked in to the modem at all times.


    Madison from End the Lie

    P.S. Do you ever do radio interviews? I'd love to have you on my show some time. I've been following your work through Wake Up World.

    • Clara Gibson

      Read – 'The Healthy Home' by David Wentz – it cites many studies, and makes excellent recommendations how you make your home a safer environment, and indeed save yourself money. Very best wishes Clara

    • Michael

      Dear Madison,

      Do you really need the wireless modem on while you are sleeping?

      I have a hams licence but seldom use it because of a study I read years ago. I believe it is additive and there maybe co-factors which multiply the risk. We are the guinea pigs. I have a meter and notice if I walk past a person on a mobile I get a reading for up to 20 feet. If I pass on their head side I get very little reading. How much is beamed away from the head by the phone and how much is absorbed by the head like a sponge? I have heard it said that it might take twenty years to find out if it is safe or not.

      Take care friend


  • Ryan Miller

    Everywhere I walk, wherever, in my school, in downtown, malls, stores, almost everywhere that you can think of, I see people either texting the whole time and not looking up, or they are just chatting on the cell phone for hours. It disappoints and hurts me to see all of these technologies go into people like this. It ruins their real nature and reality. I do admit, I struggle with some of the technologies that are out. I play video games for about an hour, get on my laptop for about an hour or two. So I struggle to. But I pray that someday, we seek for our true reality and not our own. We are here for a reason, and it is not for us. It's for the lord, our father. I mean, where will we go when we die? We go somewhere, otherwise… it's not point in living on this earth. We either go to heaven or hell. Which one should we choose? I would prefer heaven with our father and not hell with Satan.

    • Deborah Collins

      Miller, If you truly want to go to heaven, there's only one thing you must do and that is to let God the Father know that you trust his Son, Jesus Christ, completely because he has done all that is necessary to save us through his sacrificial death on the cross, his burial, and his powerful resurrection from the dead. His work on our behalf resulted in God now "not imputing" the world's trespasses unto them! (2 Corinthians 5:19-KJV). Everyone's sins are paid for in full; all that remains is to truly believe Christ did it!

      See you there?