If you carry or use your phone in a pants or shirt pocket when the phone is ON and connected to a wireless network, you may exceed the federal guidelines for exposure to RF (radio frequency) radiation. This potential risk is greater for children.
Exposure to radiation can cause cancer in the future and might increase the risk of brain tumors as well or other tumors in the head and neck area.
A biological impact of the phone is related to the nature of signal and phone’s ability to disrupt resonance and interference with DNA repair.
Additionally, a recent study led by US researchers says that when cellphones are placed near a man’s genitals for a prolonged period of time consistently reduced the sperm count. Worse, the surviving sperm could possibly carry defects in DNA.
The study authors believe that there is growing body of evidence that suggests the possible role of radio frequency electromagnetic radiation from cellphones in causing damage to the male germ line. Their findings suggest that there was an 8% reduction in sperm motility and 9% reduction in sperm viability due to exposure to mobile phones.
Listen below to Dr. Devra Davis, author of ‘Disconnect – The Truth About Cellphone Radiation’. She has been researching the safety hazards of radiation emanating from cellphones.
Sources: Men's Health