Study Finds Cell Phone Radiation Causes Oxidative Stress
A new study has found that cell phone radiation causes oxidative stress that leads to cancer and other disorders. Igor Yakymenko conducted a meta-study where he and other researchers studied hundreds of other studies to determine whether cell phone radiofrequency actually damages DNA. Yakymenko’s research examined data on the oxidative effects of low-intensity radiofrequency radiation (RFR) in living cells and found that radiation from cell phones and other wireless devices causes a metabolic imbalance, which can lead to cancer and other neurodegenerative diseases. Of the 100 studies surveyed, Yakymenko found that 93 of them confirmed that low-intensity RFR causes oxidative effects in biological systems.
What is Oxidative Stress?
Yakymenko describes the metabolic imbalance as an imbalance between the production of reactive oxygen species (ROS) and antioxidant defense. This is an oxidative stress, meaning that free radicals are produced in the body and cells are unable to counteract their harmful effects by neutralizing them with antioxidants. Free radicals are molecules that have one or more unpaired electrons and are highly reactive with other molecules. They interact with cells on a chemical level, and can alter DNA by essentially stealing their electrons in order to stabilize themselves, leading to destabilization of the other cells, which then attempt to find electrons from other molecules, causing a chain of reactions throughout the body. Typically, cells would use antioxidants, molecules that prevent destabilization by donating electrons to free radicals without becoming destabilized themselves, to prevent such a chain reaction. A metabolic imbalance prevents these antioxidants from coming to the rescue and allows oxidative stress to cause damage to the body, leading to gene mutations, cancer, and neurological diseases like Parkinson’s or Alzheimer’s.
How Dangerous is Oxidative Stress?
Yakymenko’s study found that using a cell phone for 20 minutes a day for five years can increases the risk of cell phone-related brain tumors by three times. An hour a day for four years raises the risk up to five times. These kinds of tumors can take up to 30 years to develop, according to Yakymenko, and children with more sensitive biology may not show symptoms until later in life. The DNA damage incurred by such radiation can also cause headaches, fatigue, and skin problems as the damage adds up over time.
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