Brain warping effects of cell phones

Brain warping effects of cell phones

Cell phones have become an integral part of our society. They are a great way of staying in touch with our loved ones and being more efficient in our work and day-to-day tasks.

However, there are negative effects with cell phones. Mobile phones do emit radiation, and a new study shows the brain warping effects of cell phones.

The new study entitled “EEG Changes Due to Experimentally Induced 3G Mobile Phone Radiation,” has shown that 3G cell phone technology disrupts brain waves in participants exposed to real world situations (15 minutes of talk time).

The study abstract explains the following about the study details:

The aim of this study was to investigate whether a 15-minute placement of a 3G dialing mobile phone causes direct changes in EEG activity compared to the placement of a sham phone. Furthermore, it was investigated whether placement of the mobile phone on the ear or the heart would result in different outcomes. Thirty-one healthy females participated. All subjects were measured twice: on one of the two days the mobile phone was attached to the ear, the other day to the chest. In this single-blind, cross-over design, assessments in the sham phone condition were conducted directly preceding and following the mobile phone exposure. During each assessment, EEG activity and radiofrequency radiation were recorded jointly. Delta, theta, alpha, slow beta, fast beta, and gamma activity was computed. The association between radiation exposure and the EEG was tested using multilevel random regression analyses with radiation as predictor of main interest. Significant radiation effects were found for the alpha, slow beta, fast beta, and gamma bands. When analyzed separately, ear location of the phone was associated with significant results, while chest placement was not. The results support the notion that EEG alterations are associated with mobile phone usage and that the effect is dependent on site of placement. Further studies are required to demonstrate the physiological relevance of these findings.”

In simpler terms, cell phone use resulted in measurable changes to nearly the entire brain structure and function. This is the first study to show that as little as 15 minutes of talk time “is associated with increased activity of the alpha, beta, and gamma frequency bands in nearly every brain region.”

Our rule is that it is better to be safe than sorry. So with that being said, let’s take a look at some tips to avoid cell phone radiation.

1. Use a headset or speaker:
Headsets emit much less radiation than phones. Choose either wired or wireless. Experts are split on which version is safer.

Some wireless headsets emit continuous, low-level radiation, so take yours off your ear when you are not talking. Using your phone in speaker mode reduces radiation.

2. Hold phone away from your body:
Hold the phone away from your ear and your body when you are talking. If you are using a headset, don’t put the phone in your pocket or clip it to your belt – put it in your purse. The amount of radiation absorbed by your head and body decreases dramatically with even a small distance.

3. Text more, speak less:
Phones emit less radiation when sending texts than during voice communications. Texting keeps radiation away from your head.

4. Call only when the signal is strong:
Fewer signal bars mean the phone must try harder to broadcast its signal to the tower. Place and take calls only when your phone has a strong signal. Radiation exposure increases dramatically when cell phone signals are weak.

5. Limit children’s phone use:
Young children’s brains can absorb twice as much cell phone radiation as those of adults.

6. Skip the “radiation shield”:
Radiation shields such as antenna caps and keypad covers reduce the connection quality and force the phone to transmit with greater energy, generating more radiation.

7. Put your phone ‘on airplane mode’ when your children are around:
It will help reduce radiation transmission. Do so when you sleep and try not to bring your phone in your bedroom.

The study showing the brain warping effects of cell phones was published in the journal Plos One.

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1. “Brain Wave Warping Effect of Mobile Phones, Study Reveals.”, 12 July 2015. Web. 25 July 2015.
2. “EEG Changes Due to Experimentally Induced 3G Mobile Phone Radiation.” PLoS ONE. Public Library of Science, 08 June 2015. Web. 25 July 2015.
3. “The Effects of Mobile-Phone Electromagnetic Fields on Brain Electrical Activity: A Critical Analysis of the Literature.” Informa Healthcare. Electromagnetic Biology and Medicine, Sept. 2009. Web. 25 July 2015.

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