Is technology affecting our health?

Will we ever know the truth about the effects on our health of mobiles phones and wireless technology? Or will it be as some people predict that in the future they will be regarded as smoking is now – a big health hazard?

Schools could be pushed to ban mobile phones and wi-fi networks because of the alleged damage to children’s developing brains. The Council of Europe is following up on recent research and is also concerned about portable phones and baby monitors in the home. With one third of the world using mobile (cell) phones it’s hard to go anywhere now that is away from the electro-radiation that is around us all the time. It has also been claimed that it causes permanent damage to DNA in our body cells.

It is a fact that it’s hard to get away from an electronic environment now wherever you go because there are always phone masts and wi fi systems, even in remote areas. So even if you decided to make a stand yourself it would make little difference.

Natural health advocates believe that at best electro-radiation saps our energy, leading to tiredness, lethargy and depression. People with chronic fatigue syndrome are well advised not to sleep in rooms with mobile phones or wireless networks. The best we can do as individuals is to switch everything off at night, and not have the mobile by the bed as an alarm (a popular habit among young people).

The other similarities to the tobacco industry are that any studies carried out by the mobile phone or computer industry seem to claim that there is no harm whatsoever. Once again the consumer is left wondering, and as this is not http://www.blogger.com/img/blank.gifonly an integral part of our lives, but also very profitable for the companies involved, it’s unlikely it’s going to disappear any time soon.

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