With the popularization of smartphones, mobile phones have invaded our everyday life. The forecast is that by the end of 2018, 4.9 billion people are connected to mobile internet, which appeared in 1997. In 2014 Mobinautas officially exceeded the number of Internet users accessing the network of a hard drive.
Mobile internet uses radio frequencies to connect, which is because our mobile phones are transmitting electromagnetic waves. The potential danger to health is for science for several years.
The recently released National Toxicology Program, agencies associated with the US Department of Health, found that long-term exposure to 2G and 3G mouse and mouse waves is responsible for heart disease in animals.
A study commissioned by the FDA, an American federal agency that evaluates and approves drug use and the effect of new drugs, lasted ten years before it prepared. RFI spoke with American scientist John Bucher, one of those responsible for studying.
According to him, animals were constantly exposed to radio frequency in the uterus because they were 5 or 6 weeks old. The rats were placed inside a closed space where the waves were randomly distributed.
Turn off your cell phone at bedtime
During the experiment, animals were exposed to waves for ten minutes. Then he lay for another ten minutes. This is for 15 hours a day, which was a total of eight hours a day exposure, explained Bucher RFI.
The results, although not yet comparable in humans, are alarming: male rats exposed to high levels of radiation have developed cardiac tumors and there is evidence that this exposure has also caused cancer of the brain and adrenal glands of rodents.
This finding that there is a link between excessive cell use and brain tumors is related to scientists. Teenagers who are addicted to their mobile phones are at risk for years that need to be tested in humans and therefore support a certain kind of regulation.
"One of the biggest concerns we have is with juveniles who leave their cell phones next to their pillows, always connected and brainwaves all night," says the researcher. Not to mention that in puberty the body is in full development and is more susceptible to external aggression.
Several studies have been carried out in Europe on this topic, which explains the recommendations of scientists investigating the topic of switching off a cell phone before bedtime.
"We have found more tumors in our hearts in mice, probably because we have exposed the entire body of the waves to humans, and the effect in the brain is the same because the cell is closer to the ear," explains the American researcher. The relationship between exposure to electromagnetic waves and tumors in women has not been established. This difference, which has already been demonstrated in the preliminary results of the study published in 2016, has not been explained.
Despite the evidence, it is not yet possible to prove how radiofrequency actually affects the human organism. Not to mention, the scientist notes that the same tests were not performed with 4G frequencies and Wi-Fi and new technologies are constantly changing and improving. Therefore, further studies are needed.
But the American scientist remembers that different frequencies are used for different mobile phone actions. "If you're using a new smartphone model, you'll probably use 3G or 4G for streaming and 2G for SMS." In the face of so many unanswered questions about the effect of radio-frequency transmission of mobile phones, the National Toxicology Program has built up devices that allow them to change and modify the frequency more quickly during testing.
According to the American scientist, it will be much easier to perform animal experiments and get conclusions in a few months. "It's not very different from a microwave oven, but we did not do it earlier because we did not know exactly what we were looking for, and now we know," says Bucher.