American epidemiologist Dr Devra Davis joins Lateline to discuss the health risks associated with mobile phone use.
Dr. Debra Davis, Is the author of “Disconnect; The Truth About Mobile Phone Radiation”, and is also involved in the Environmental Studies and Toxicology Board and is founding Director of “United States National Academy of Sciences”, discusses what the cell phone industry has done to hide these dangers and what you can do to protect your family.
Some of the most compelling evidence comes from Australia, from the laboratory of Dr. John Akin, who has shown that sperm from healthy men will die three times faster and will have three times the damage on the DNA to the sperm after exposure to cell phone radiation. Other research has been done in Australia by a team of Scientist, Dr. Corona and Dr. Tio, who looked at all the world’s literature on this study and concluded that on average people that use cell phones heavily, unfortunately, have a doubled or greater risk of brain cancer overall. Also, the study of Dr. Bruce Armstrong, looked at large studies done overtime, in 13 different countries which also confirmed the views of Dr. Corona, and Dr. Tio, that long term use of cell phones puts one at risk for brain cancer.
Many countries, including China and Israel, have noticed doubled or greater risk of increase in tumors on the cheek, and damage to the hearing nerve, due to cell phone usage.
In conclusion, Dr. Davis feels it is appropriate to take precautionary action around the dangers of cell phone usage. It can take 10 years or more that triggers this measurable increase in risk.
Dr. Davis’ book: Disconnect: The Truth About Cell Phone Radiation