Can cell tower radiation cause cancer and diabetes?

With fifth generation (5G) cellular technology already being rolled out in several cities across the United States and plans afoot to implement it worldwide over the next few years, it is more important than ever to be aware of the effects of cell tower radiation on human health. We now have decades of data to refer to in order to determine whether this type of radiation is as harmless as we have been led to believe.

Unfortunately, despite the insistence of industry and regulatory bodies that cellular radiation is safe, the evidence is both conclusive and disturbing: Cell phone tower radiation can now be decisively linked to a myriad of health problems, including reduced impulse control, road rage, headaches, sleep disturbances, seizures, memory loss, reduced fertility, impaired memory, diabetes, and cancer, among others. (Related: Cell phone radiation may explain road rage — it lowers impulse control and disrupts the blood-brain barrier.)

What we know about cell tower radiation

The watchdog organization Geoengineering Watch explains exactly why cell phone towers pose a serious risk to human health:

[Cell phone] towers emit radio frequencies (RF), a form of electromagnetic radiation (EMR), for a distance of up to 2-1/2miles. They are essentially the same frequency radiation as microwaves in a microwave oven. Studies have shown that even at low levels of this radiation, there is evidence of damage to cell tissue and DNA, and it has been linked to brain tumors, cancer, suppressed immune function, depression, miscarriage, Alzheimer’s disease, and numerous other serious illnesses. Children are at the greatest risk, due to their thinner skulls, and rapid rate of growth. Also at greater risk are the elderly, the frail, and pregnant women.

What the studies reveal

As reported by Natural Health 365, multiple peer-reviewed studies have confirmed the link between exposure to cellular radiation and impaired health.

One of the most recent of these studies, published in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, found that this type of radiation – Radiofrequency Electromagnetic Field Radiation, or RF-EMF –causes type 2 diabetes.

For his study, Sultan Ayoub Meo, a professor at King Saud University’s College of Medicine, chose 159 healthy students from two different schools. All the participants were carefully matched in terms of age, gender, nationality, socio-economic status and other factors.

Blood tests were taken to determine the students’ levels of glycated hemoglobin (HbA1c), a reading which doctors use to determine diabetes risk. A reading of 48mmol/mol (6.5%) or higher would indicate that a person is diabetic.

IB Times reported on the results of the tests:

They found that the students exposed to high RF-EMF generated by MPBS had significantly higher HbA1c than the students who were exposed to low RF-EMF.

Although increasingly sedentary lifestyles and poor eating habits are certainly a huge part of the problem, the massive number of cell phone towers that have been erected in neighborhoods around the globe have no doubt also contributed significantly to the epidemic of diabetes that we are now seeing. More than 382 million people have been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes around the world.

Multiple studies have also confirmed a disturbing link between RF-EMF radiation exposure and several types of cancer, including brain cancer. (Related: Large-scale study proves that cell tower radiation causes cancer… where is the apology from the media for years of LYING about it?)

Clearly, this type of radiation is very dangerous. No matter how much easier cellular technology may seem to make our lives, there can be no doubt that the risks outweigh the benefits.

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