Brain Cancer

~30 minutes cell phone to head a day for 10+ years at higher risk (Choi et al., 2020

Memory Damage

Teenagers who used the phone held up to their head more scored worse on memory tests after just one year (Foerster et al 2018

Thyroid Cancer

People with specific genetics and higher cell phone use at higher risk. (Luo et al., 2020)

Reproductive Harm

Sperm damage & erectile dysfunction in men. Stunted testes development and damage to the ovaries in animals (Sungjoon et al., 2021, Yu et al., 2021Okechukwu, 2020, Hasan et al., 2021, Hassanzadeh-Taheri et al., 2021, Shahin et al 2017)  


Children’s cell phone exposure is linked to more behavior problems, attention issues and ADHD symptoms. Divan et al 2010, Birks et al., 2017, Sudan et al., 2018).

Children are more vulnerable to cell phone and wireless radiation.

Research shows that ADHD (JAMA 2019) and specific types of cancers (CDC 2018, JAMA 2020) have significantly increased in children and teenagers.

Cell phone and wireless radiofrequency radiation is a new type of environmental exposure due the now ubiquitous use of wireless devices. Published research has documented that the evidence has increased to where RF is a human carcinogen.

Children are more vulnerable to cell phone radiation due to their rapidly developing brains, thinner skulls and lifetime of exposure. Children absorb more radiation deeper into critical brain centers compared to adults. Radiofrequency radiation was classified as a Group 2B possible carcinogen in 2011 by the World Health Organization International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC). However, since that date, the published peer-reviewed scientific evidence has significantly increased– showing these types of non-ionizing electromagnetic radiation can have adverse effects at exposure levels governments currently allow. 

A mounting body of science links cell phone radiation to cancer, memory problems, behavioral problems, altered brain development and effects to fertility. 

Fernández, C., de Salles, A., Sears, M., Morris, R., & Davis, D. (2018). Absorption of wireless radiation in the child versus adult brain and eye from cell phone conversation or virtual reality. Environmental Research, 167, 694-699.

Miller, A., Sears, M., Morgan, L., Davis, D., Hardell, L., Oremus, M., & Soskolne, C. (2019). Risks to health and well-being from radio-frequency radiation emitted by cell phones and other wireless devices. Frontiers In Public Health, 7.

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