Mobile Phone Cancer Risks
Radiation from cell phones can possibly cause cancer, according to the World Health Organization. The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) which is a part of the World Health Organization (WHO) now lists mobile phone use in the same “carcinogenic hazard” category as lead, engine exhaust and chloroform.
Absorbed dose & exposure duration
The absorbed dose of radiation is measured in a unit called a gray (Gy). Diagnostic tests that use radiation, such as an X-ray, result in a small dose of radiation — typically well below 0.1 Gy, focused on a few organs or small amount of tissue.
Signs and symptoms of radiation sickness usually appear when the entire body receives an absorbed dose of at least 1 Gy. Doses greater than 6 Gy to the whole body are generally not treatable and usually lead to death within two days to two weeks, depending on the dose and duration of the exposure.
Is this Radiation Exposure Dangerous?
Any amount of radiation can be dangerous because of the potential effect that it has on living cells. Radiation can disrupt normal chemical processes of the cells, causing them to grow abnormally or to die. Cells that are altered by the radiation may go on to produce more abnormal cells – a process that could eventually lead to cancer.
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