There is no established link between living near power lines, frequent use of cell phones, or using other electronic devices and extragonadal germ cell tumors. Even well-tested environmental risk factors (behaviors or situations that increase your risk of getting a certain disease) for other cancers, such as smoking, have not been directly linked to extragonadal germ cell tumors. In fact, there are known causes of these kind of tumors.
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Recently, the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) felt there was enough evidence to issue a warning related to the use of cell phones and a possible increased risk for brain cancer. Furthermore, the research on the damages of EMFs (electromagnetic frequencies) to health altered the Council of Europe Parliamentary Assembly to also issue a warning on it, even prior to the IARC’s. Due to the children being at great risk, the Council made specific recommendations to protect them from EMF radiation in schools.
In February researchers demonstrated how cell phones affect the brain’s metabolism of glucose. Although the cell industry still deemed cell phones as safe, arguing that brain glucose didn’t have anything to do with cancer, the latest advice from the IARC one question this assertion.
Another study earlier this year showed the negative effects of electrical devices on our physiology, specifically through its circadian rhyme disruptions. The study found that these abnormal wake and sleep cycles not only affected brain health, but affected weight, metabolism, and emotions. Various studies have demonstrated not only physiological determinants, but also rates of mortality are increased for night time shift workers.