Sunday, January 20, 2008

Do you believe in Electrosensitivity?

Don't you just feel great when you read a news article that ends in

"However, the researchers said they could not rule out the possibility that long-term use may raise the risk of cancer."....

Today the results of a study were announced regarding a connection with cell phone use before bed. The study showed that those who talk on their cell phone before going to sleep at night had a harder time getting to a deep sleep level needed for reducing stress and "getting rest". The headline reads "Mobles Linked to Disterbed Sleep", but what really drew me in was the opening paragraph

"The study, funded by mobile phone companies, suggests radiation from the handset can cause insomnia, headaches and confusion. "


There are so many articles out there that get published that are hoaxes, biased info, or just not good reporting, but for the study to have been paid for by the companies that these results hurt the most really adds credibility, in my humble opinion. And it was reported by the BBC: also a pretty credible publication.

The article describes how the wireless signal emmitted by phones may be causing changes in the areas of the brain responsible for activating and coordinating the stress system. This results in the brain taking longer to go into deep sleep patterns. "Those exposed to radiation took longer to enter the first of the deeper stages of sleep, and spent less time in the deepest one"

What exactly that means, the article didn't really go into. The term they use to describe the effects was "Electrosensitivity", where test subjects reported symptoms such as headaches and the like after using the devices.

Which makes me wonder... do YOU get a headache from being on your cell phone? I usually get an ear ache... does that count? I might get a headache, but that's probably a result of the ear ache.... Oh well, I digress...

The full article can be found here

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