Silent killers: Cordless phones show dangerously high radiation readings

The idea of taking in a killer is unthinkable. But that’s what most of us are doing every time we plug in our cordless phones. In a video, Neil from EMF Safety Zone demonstrated first-hand the danger that people are exposed to when cordless phones are present in the house.

In the video, a high frequency (HF) analyzer and the radio frequency (RF) meter were used to determine the amount of electromagnetic field (EMF) present before and after a cordless phone was plugged in and turned on. When the phone was turned on, the reading from the HF analyzer recorded average exposure values of more than 2,000 microwatts per square meter (µW/m2), which indicates elevated non-thermal radiation levels. In terms of signal strength, the RF meter noted a peak value of six volts per meter (V/m). In a report by the BioInitiative Working Group, the safety limit for power density, or the amount of energy in a given space, should not exceed 0.04 V/m.

“This is incredibly dangerous,” Neil points out in the video.

The video also revealed how this isn’t contained in an isolated area. The phone was set up in the office, but the RF readings were seen throughout the house. At the farthest end of the house, the RF meter still detected a peak strength of at least 0.10 V/m, despite walls separating the area.

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In the same room as a killer

Neil also talked about how the usual setup of putting a cordless phone by the bedside is a potentially dangerous move. Based on the values from the video, a person sleeping with a cordless phone on their nightstand is exposed to peak values of up to 0.70 V/m. Basically, this means that he will be saturated with RF radiation all night as he sleeps.

“That’s enough to cause disturbances in melatonin levels and a host of biological effects.”

It’s enough to make a person consider the effects of being in the same room as a cordless phone, which is the current setup in most homes and offices in the U.S. today. This means people are constantly exposed to dangerous levels of RF during the day. This energy courses through our head and our body, which can disturb our heart rhythms and the “psychophysiological aspects of our entire body and brain.”

That’s just for a cordless phone, Neil said. Most setups include wireless internet connections, baby monitors, and smart meters – all of which can wreak havoc in our brain. (Related: Warning – Your cordless phone may subject you to harmful levels of EMFs.)

Cordless phones are riskier than mobile phones

In an article in, Dennis Henshaw of Children with Cancer U.K. indicated that studies have shown that cordless phones might be a greater risk for certain types of cancer than mobile phones. In particular, Henshaw said that incidences of glioblastoma multiforme, a rare form of cancer that affects the frontal temporal lobe of the brain, have recently increased. In the U.K., the number of people with glioblastoma has more than doubled, from 2.4 per 100,000 people in 1995 to at least five people per 100,000 after 20 years.

In a separate study, researchers from Sweden have concluded that both cellphones and cordless phones could likely increase the risk of brain tumors such as glioma and acoustic neuroma. The team arrived at this conclusion after conducting a test on the effects of wireless phones in vivo.

The feature is part of EMF Safety Zone’s video on the dangers of cordless phones, which can be viewed on this link.

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