The Department of Public Health says that mobile phone radiation is dangerous, but that's a lie

The California Department of Public Health has recently published a series of guidelines to reduce radiation exposure of smartphones. The problem, despite what this government agency says, is that there is no evidence that mobile phones are dangerous to your health.

Against the evidence

It may be true that certain public health officials think that mobile phones pose a risk to human health, but it is misleading to say that there is no scientific consensus on the subject. Exists. The scientific consensus is that mobile phones are safe, although that does not mean that you should not continue investigating possible risks.

The reality is that it has not even been possible to find a mechanism by which smartphones can cause health problems in the first place. It is a form of non-ionizing radiation, so it does not damage DNA. All you could do is heat a small area of ​​the user's body, but studies have shown that it is such a tiny amount of heat that it will probably not have harmful effects.

Many other people seem convinced that phones cause brain tumors. If that were true, we would have seen a massive increase in cases of brain cancer in the last decade because the use of mobile phones has skyrocketed. However, that increase has not taken place.

It is not the first time that California has issued guidelines and regulations against scientific evidence. For example, they also recently decided that the glyphosate He needed a label to mark him as a possible carcinogen, although most national and international health organizations agree that glyphosate is safe.

There is nothing wrong with trying to avoid things that may pose a risk. You must live your life as you see fit. But when a public health department distributes guidelines that make it appear that something could be a serious health hazard, you have to give the alarm.
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