Is Your Cell Phone Use Increasing Your Risk For Cancer?

April 3, 2017

By Anna Varriano

This month, I don’ t have one video for you; instead, at the end of this post, I am going to suggest that you watch a few short videos that will hopefully lead you to taking a proactive step related to protecting your health.

Are You Among the 81% or 67%?

In the past few weeks, you may have seen or heard about the potential health risks of using cell phones. It was all over the news, including being the main topic covered on the March 24 2017 Episode of Market Place entitled “The Secret Inside Your Cell Phone”.

The take home message was that while cell phone manufacturers are required to inform users that the devices should be kept anywhere from 5 mm to 15 mm away from the body in order to ensure that electromagnetic radiation (EMR) exposure levels remain at or below the ‘safe’ tested levels, 81% of Canadians have never heard/seen this warning (have you?) … and about 70% of Canadians don’t’ carry their phones that far away from their bodies (are you one of them?).

Interestingly, when cell phone EMR emissions were tested to mimic the phone being right up against the body, all three types of phones tested (Samsung Galaxy, LG 5, and the iPhone 7) exceeded the safety limit, with EMR levels increasing by 3 to 4 times.

Remember When Cigarettes Were Promoted By Physicians?

doctor promoting cigarettesIt seems that those who have a vested interest in the mobile market were not concerned with this test, or with the fact that many scientists claim that current safety levels and testing procedures are out of date as they don’t reflect current technology and the way cell phones are currently used. They also argue that the research is not conclusive.

What we do know is that the potential health risks of EMR is not a new issue. It has been around for decades. While it may be true that more research is needed, I for one, don’t feel like waiting until the research is definitive; after all, not that many decades ago, cigarette ad campaigns featured images of physicians promoting the safety of various cigarette brands to consumers.

What is most concerning to me is that so many children today are almost born with a cell phone in their pocket, especially since research shows children are most susceptible to the dangers of EMR (for one, they have thinner skulls than adults do).

What Can You Do To Protect Yourself?

I first wrote about the potential health risks associated with EMR and cell phone use in 2008. Around that time, I also became aware of a device calledgia chip on my phone the Gia Wellness Cell Guard chip that supposedly protected against EMR emitted from cell phones. The Gia Wellness Cell Guard has been designed to neutralize the negative effects of exposure to electromagnetic radiation, as well as to strengthen the resilience of the body’s biofield to stress.

When I first heard about this product, I have to admit that I was a bit skeptical, so I did my own testing on it with the help of some of my clients and my Meridian Stress Assessment System. Readings were very different for individuals depending on whether or not they used a cell guard chip.

I am not an EMR expert that can share a conclusive result with you; however, I would like to direct you to a few videos that attempt to explain how a Gia Wellness Cell Guard works. You can watch them here. I was willing to risk spending the money on getting a chip for my cell phone just in case this issue turns out to be one of those one of those instances where an ounce of prevention (e.g. around US $45) is worth a pound of cure. The photo above is of the back of my cell phone with a Gia Wellness Cell Guard chip on it. The chip is about the size of a dime. It’s really thin so you can still fit a phone case over it.

You can learn more about Gia Wellness Cell Guard chips, as well as place an order for them by clicking here. I encourage you to watch the videos to learn more about the technology behind this product. If you decide not purchase a chip, then please consider these additional ways to minimize your exposure to EMR associated with cell phone usage:

  • Keep your phone off your body, or at least 1.5 cm away from it (use a holster)
  • Text instead of making a phone call
  • Use a land line to make calls if you can
  • If you have to make phone calls using your cell phone, use the handsfree/speakerphone mode or an airtube head set
  • Limit cell phone use in general, especially among children

As always, take control of what you can.


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