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Many people fear the effect that cell phones have on their health and believe they have a negative impact in the long run, but the CTIA, an international trade association that represents the wireless communications industry, took the time to look into wireless technology and how it affects your health. People hear the words “radiation” and “cell phones” and assume it’s the same radiation that is associated with medical x-rays.
The CTIA explains that, “Medical X-rays in large enough doses can ionize (i.e., affect electrons around atoms and molecules) and thereby damage biological material. Therefore they are known as ‘ionizing’ radiation.’ As the FDA points out on its website, radio frequency waves do not have enough energy to ionize biological material and therefore are categorized as ‘non-ionizing.’ As the FDA notes, other types of non-ionizing radiation include ‘visible light’ and ‘infrared radiation (heat).’”
The FCC also reported that currently there is no scientific evidence establishing a causal link between wireless device use and cancer or other illnesses. Wireless phones include both cell phones and the cordless phones. The International Agency for Research on Cancer has even conducted extensive research and concluded that, “To date, no adverse health effects have been established as being caused by mobile phone use.”