Are GPS ankle bracelets harming the people that are forced to wear them?

Here is a simple question that may have long-term effects and may bring about lawsuits costing the state governments billions of dollars for their total disregard of human safety.

The question is, quite simply, is the forced use of GPS ankle bracelets that transmit information over cell phone frequencies causing damage to the people that are forced to wear them and did the manufacturers of these devices include FCC warning tags that were disregarded by the people placing these on the people who are required to wear them?

Realize that some countries have gone so far as to ban the use of cell phones around pregnant mothers, and may not be used anywhere close to a child.

Cell Phone Radiation Lawsuits:
Bernstein Liebhard LLP Notes new study finding
cell phone radiation may cause brain tissue damage.

In a press release issued March of this year, Bernstein Liebhard LLP, a nationwide law firm representing clients in cell phone radiation lawsuits, notes that a new study has found that radiation from cell phones may cause damage to brain tissue.

According to a report from the Daily Mail, researchers with Finland’s Radiation and Nuclear Safety Authority found that one hour of cell phone radiation can cause cells in blood vessel walls to shrink, allowing potentially harmful substances in the blood to ‘leak’ into the brain. The two-year study also found that repeated exposure to cell phone radiation could make the blood-brain barrier more permeable, leading to increased brain damage. “Repeated occurrences of these events on a daily basis, over a long period of time, could become a health hazard due to possible accumulation of brain tissue damage,” the study authors concluded.*

This research is just further evidence that exposure to cell phone radiation can affect the brain in harmful ways. We agree with the study authors that more research on this issue is urgently needed”, says Bernstein Liebhard LLP. The Firm is currently investigating the link between cell phones and brain cancer, and is part of a small consortium of law firms actively representing plaintiffs in cell phone radiation lawsuits.

The U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) recently submitted a proposal to reevaluate cell phone radiation emission standards, something it has not done since 1996. The U.S. Government Accountability Office (“GAO”) has criticized the current standards as being outdated, compared to those of international regulatory agencies, and for failing to reflect the most recent research on cell phone radiation.

Remember that classic “this is your brain on drugs” commercial, with the egg frying in a pan? If you soon see a “this is your brain on cell phones” clip, don’t say we didn’t warn you: cell phone radiation may be slowly sautéing your noodle finds new research published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

Using a first-of-its-kind technique for measuring electromagnetic radiation researchers found the radio frequency field generated by your cell phone causes brain tissue to heat up. This proves your brain is absorbing radiation from your cell, study author David Gultekin, Ph.D., a researcher at the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York, tells MensHealth.com.

While Gultekin and his colleagues can’t say exactly how much cell phone radiation exposure is safe, the World Health Organization has classified radio frequency fields as possibly carcinogenic, meaning exposure may put you at greater risk for brain cancer, the study explains.

This is not the first study indicating cell phones could eventually cause serious health problems. Check out our 2010 report: Is Your Life on the Line? However, in the game of Russian roulette you may be playing by surrounding yourself with cellular devices, this is one more bullet, Devra Lee Davis Ph.D., founder of the Environmental Health Trust, tells MensHealth.com

Exposure to Cell Phone Radiation Up-Regulates Apoptosis Genes in Primary Cultures of Neurons and Astrocytes (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2713174/)

“The health effects of cell phone radiation exposure are a growing public concern. This study investigated whether expression of genes related to cell death pathways are dysregulated in primary cultured neurons and astrocytes by exposure to a working GSM (Global System for Mobile Communication) cell phone rated at a frequency of 1900 MHz.” – 

“Headache has been reported among cell phone users compared to non-users [7]. When rats were exposed to RF/MW radiation to reproduce normal human exposure, the life span and tumorigenicity of rats were unchanged [1, 21] but evidence of oxidative damage was found in brain tissues [19, 29]. RF/MW radiation induced damage can lead to death in single cell organisms [3], inhibit cell proliferation [9], cause DNA damage [11, 32], and alter gene expression in different cell types including brain cells as measured by gene microarrays [6, 14, 15]. “

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