Thirteen Good Reasons To Switch Off Your Cell Phone

Maybe it's just me but it seems everywhere I go, someone has got a cell phone pressed up against their ear. If the phone is not being actively used, whatever musical ring tone has been chosen has the person fumbling in their pocket or purse for their device. Cell phones are lightweight, trendy, convenient, and fun to use. In fact if I didn't know better, I suppose I would be like everyone else, a cell phone junkie.

Most cell phone users have become so ‘addicted’ to their phones that they even keep them on their night stands or pillow when they go to sleep – that's really not a good idea.

Why? Because serious mental and physical problems have been linked with cell phone usage. The symptoms and conditions resulting from electromagnetic sensitivity accumulate over time, becoming more severe as exposure to the cell phone’s radiation continues.

So I decided to compile the most exhaustive list I could, of symptoms and conditions which can result from cell phone use. Feel free, if you want to print this out to show to any doubting thomas in your entourage. And when those doubting thomases go “oh yeah, show me some proof”. Well now you can because below that I have show the proof – 15 scientific studies which support these claims.

cell phone radiation symptomsNon-Comprehensive List Of Symptoms And Conditions Resulting From Electrical Sensitivity

Auditory Problems:

Ringing in the ears, tinnitus, can be one of the first signs that your cell phone is beginning to affect you. An unexpected earache, along with difficulty in keeping your balance are yet other indications that you are experiencing electromagnetic sensitivity.

Cognitive Difficulties:

As your head is directly on the ‘receiving end’ of a cell phone’s electromagnetic waves, the ability to remain mentally sharp and aware may be affected. Of course, as a lack of concentration and confusion result, it will be more difficult for you to associate the seemingly innocent cell phone with your problems. Memory will also suffer and learning new tasks will seem to take forever, due in part to an inability to concentrate.

Neurological Effects:

Neurological problems can mask themselves as other ailments, and linking them to your cell phone might be difficult. Suddenly developing dizziness and nausea without any discernable cause, as well as insomnia, might be ways that electromagnetic exposure is affecting you. If you seem to develop the flu when it is not flu season, this might also be a clue that your nervous system is starting to suffer.

Respiratory Problems:

It can sometimes be hard to distinguish between just getting a cold or flu, and when these symptoms arise from electromagnetic radiation from your cell phone. However, if coughing and throat problems persist, as well as sinusitis, or if you develop asthma out of the blue, your cell phone might be the reason.

Cardiovascular Problems:

No one needs to be told how serious problems with the heart can be. You may be suffering from electromagnetic hypersensitivity if you begin to notice that your heart rate has altered suddenly, or if you begin to experience chest pains. Shortness of breath and fluctuating blood pressure might also be signs that your body is reacting adversely to cell phone use.

Ophthalmologic Symptoms:

While many eye problems can come about from daily work, any that manifest themselves in a short period of time, when you had no difficulties before, might be traced to your cell phone. Gritty and smarting eyes, changed vision, and the development of ‘tics’ in the eyelid could will be the result of electromagnetic exposure.

Emotional Problems:

Quite often, physical problems are often accompanied by emotional ones. A change in your outlook, such as depression, anxiety, anger, and mood swings, could be because of radiation from your cell phone. Sudden crying jags and the feeling that you are losing control are unpleasant, and could be caused by the electromagnetic radiation entering your brain when you talk on your phone.

Musculoskeletal Difficulties:

We tend to take the ability to move freely for granted, so when anything occurs that causes an impairment to this, we notice it quickly. Weakness and spasms in the muscles, as well as pain in the joints all affect our movement. Electromagnetic sensitivity can also result in cramps in the legs or feet, and tremors in the extremities.

Dermatological Problems:

Problems with the skin might be one of the last things we might associate with electromagnetic sensitivity or hypersensitivity, but it is quite true that this can cause many skin conditions. The onset of severe acne, irritation, or rashes could be the result of cell phone use. If your face swells or flushes, you should consider cutting back on using your phone.

Genito-urinary Symptoms:

Any upsets in the genito-urinary tract will make themselves known quickly and uncomfortably. You may find yourself running to the bathroom with some urgency, which can be a real inconvenience at work or while traveling. A change for the worse in your sweat will signal a problem not only to you, but to others near you. Sensitivity to electromagnetic radiation can be the root of these problems.

Gastrointestinal Problems:

Associated with the symptoms mentioned directly above, electromagnetic sensitivity can also cause you to change your food preferences, as well as cause a change in your appetite. Certain foods that you have previously enjoyed may now upset your stomach or cause allergic reactions. The embarrassing development of flatulence could also be tied to the use of your cell phone.


Electromagnetic sensitivity can cause problems with how your body reacts to the environment. Allergies might develop, and you can become sensitive to light, chemicals, smells, or noise. If these conditions arise after you have begun using a cell phone, the phone itself may be the reason.

Other Physiological Problems:

Besides symptoms that can be associated with a specific part of the body, there are other problems that can arise in a more haphazard manner. Brittle nails and a scalp that itches, along with unexpected hair loss can mean that your body is reacting to the radiation from your cell phone. Women may find their menstrual cycles have become skewed, as well.

The link between infertility issues and cell phone and other EMF exposures is also very strong.

Fifteen Important Studies Which Prove The Dangers Of Cell Phone Use

Johansson (2006) “Electrohypersensitivity: State-of-the-Art of a Functional Impairment.

Adey (1980) “Frequency and Power Windowing in Tissue Interactions With Weak Electromagnetic Fields”.

Genius (2008) “Fielding a Current Idea: Exploring the Puboic Health Impact of Electromagnetic Radiation”.

Huss, Roosii (2006) “Consultation in Primary Care for Symptoms Attributed to Electromagnetic Fields – a Survey Among General Practitioners”.

Lietgeb, Shrottner, Bohm (2005) “Does ‘Electromagnetic Pollution” Cause Illness? An Inquiry Among Austrian General Practitioners”.

Divan, Kheifets, Obel, Olsen (2008) “Prenatal and Postnatal Exposure to Cell Phone Use”.

Khan (2008) “Adverse Effects of Excessive Mobile Phone Use”.

Landgrebe, Frick, Hauser, Langguth, Rosner, Hajak, Eichhammer (2008) “Cognitive and Neurobiological Alterations in Electromagnetic Hypersensitive Patients: Results of a Case-Control Study”.

Hutter, Maschammer, Wallner, Kundi (2006) “Subjective Symptoms, Sleeping Problems, and Cognitive Performance in Subjects Living Near Mobile Phone Base Stations”.

Phillips, Phillips (2006) “How EHS Affects People”.

Morse, Morse (2005) “Diffuse Electrical Injury: Comparison of Physical and Neuropsychological Symptom Presentation in Males and Females”.

Bortkiewicz, Zmysiony, Szyikowska, Gadzicka (2004) “Subjective Symptoms Reported by People Living in the Vicinity of Cellular Phone Base Stations”.

Wolf, Wolf (2004) “Increased Incidence of Cancer Near a Cell-Phone Transmitter Station”.

Edelstyn, Oldershaw (2002) “The Acute Effects of Exposure to the Electromagnetic Field Emitted by Mobile Phones on Human Attention”.

Santini, Seigne, Bonhomme-Faivre, Bouffet, Defrasne, Sage (2001) “Symptoms Reported by Mobile Cellular Telephone Users”.

Symptoms Of Electrical Sensitivity

One of the most comprehensive studies on the symptoms of electrical sensitivity is a Swedish study compiled as part of the RALF investigation. By far the most common complaint associated with EMF exposures, including cell phone exposures, was skin complaints.

  • Skin problems
  • Sensitivity to light/eye problems,
  • Tiredness/weakness
  • Heart problems/high blood pressure
  • Headaches/migraine
  • Pain in joints/muscles
  • Dizziness
  • Concentration difficulties
  • Nausea/general poor health
  • Memory disorders
  • Endocrine reactions
  • Respiratory/lung disorders
  • Stomach/intestinal disorders
  • Numbness
  • ”Influenza” /throat problems
  • Sleep disorders
  • Hearing problems/tinnitus
  • Tremors/cramps
  • Anxiety/depression
  • Haziness/confusion
  • Fainting/coma
  • Asthma/allergies
  • Speech difficulties
  • Irritability

Note: on this page I've only talked about physical symptoms, about what you might typically experience when exposed to cell phone radiation and other EMF devices. Thousands of studies link these exposures to a long list of diseases, medical conditions, including cancer.

The Next Step

If you use a cell phone you should be aware of the risks. You should bear in mind that using a cell phone next to your head means you are emitting a steady stream of electromagnetic energy in close proximity to your brain. The ear, with the cell phone pressed tightly against it, will receive the first of this radiation, and this is where many problems begin.

Being aware that your cell phone might be causing a league of problems and is impacting your health is the first step. Protecting yourself from this radiation is the next step. Click here to read my cell phone radiation protection tips.

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  • Steve Wicks said,

    Let me commend you highly for your fine work. I have been researching this subject for more than a year and you are definitely among the very top, on target, coverages. Thank you.

    Outside of my wife, and one or two friends, I have not been very successful in getting anyone else to realize the very real danger they are in. It is the old, I feel nothing, so how can it be hurting me story. Besides they truly love their phones.

    Ii may be that they are just not very technically oriented, or perhaps they cannot (or won’t) imagine themselves being hurt by it. They do not believe that one more call could put them in grave danger, when they feel no ill effects.

    If you have any further specific suggestions short of taking them for a tour of a cancer ward, I would be grateful to hear them.

    And, again thanks so very much for caring enough to share your knowledge, skills and experience. I know it took you many hours of research to put your fine website together.


  • Lloyd said,

    Hi Steve
    Thank you for your kind comments about my website– most appreciated. There’s a saying which goes “you can’t teach somebody something until they are willing to listen” and I think most people are just not willing to listen on this one, yet.
    I have found the best way of raising awareness is just to tell the truth, and hope people can recognize it as the truth (gradually this seems to be happening) and that they do something about it in time.

  • Paul Von said,

    I’ve been in the electronics industry since 1973, and was well aware of the potential physiological harm of EMF; long before anyone would ever publish data related to RF and pulsed digital broadcast dangers.
    For those of you who are new to this information, don’t just shuck it off as an interesting think to forget about. Electro pollution is not only extremely damaging to your DNA and neurological systems, it is also destroying nearly ALL life forms on this planet.
    Throw away your cell phones, and whatever other wireless appliance you happen to be using. Educate others on this subject whenever possible. You are killing me, yourselves, and every other living organism, with these totally unnecessary and dangerous devices.

    Thank you for your time,
    Paul Von

  • Rita said,

    Hi Lloyd

    Just watched the video and I will not have a WiFi router and as we live rural and our options are pretty slim we have had to go for WiMax from the village water tower which is the dish on the end of our garage…then cabled into the home office and through a small router from there………..we also have phone towers around us and with an average distance of 2 kilometers minimum to us although we can see them, we have installed something called a RadiTech……any thoughts as you are very knowlegeable on this subject. By the way I am extremely electrosensitive.

    Kind Regards


  • Lloyd said,

    Hi Rita
    If your ES symptoms are bad, assuming you have eliminated internal sources of EMFs you might want to consider shielding the external EMFs, you will undoubtedly be effected by the wimax +cell towers. Your RF meter will tell you where to focus your attention.

  • Paul Von said,

    Hello Rita,

    I pulled this advertising ploy from a RadiTech web page:

    “RadiTechs are stabilizing multiwave oscillators that make the electricity into a smooth carrier. In this mode they neutralize the electromagnetic field, which causes the Geopathic Stress in the first place.

    The RadiTechs includes electronics, powerful cables and magnets in very accurate patterns imbedded in special formulated mastic.”

    I’ve been in the electronics business since 1974, and doing engineering work at the component level since 1993. Products such as the one mentioned above, can’t possibly mitigate the issue of electromagnetic stress on human cellular biology, and are in fact bogus frauds being grossly marketed to the scientifically uneducated. It’s rather counterintuitive to believe further saturating the environment with ‘white noise generators’ and other such devices, will do anything more than further stress the bodies sensory system.

    The only competent way to protect yourself from the kinds of EMF fields produced by wi-fi, cell phone towers, and DECT phone emissions, is to use a Faraday cage around your sleeping area, or to apply an EMF blocking paint (such as HFS-54) to walls where EMF is entering your home. Sorry, ‘other’ remedies are only marketing ploys, and these people are only serving their own interests at your expense.

    AS a sufferer of EMF exposure, it is imperative that you sleep well in an EMF free zone, so the bodies cellular repair system has an opportunity to do it’s job. The alteration of chemical balances in the brain, combined with the ionizing of calcium within human tissue cells, is the physical issue causing your symptoms. This is a proven neurological fact, and no longer subject to debate.

    One you remove the electromagnetic offense, you will also need to focus on proper diet and supplementations with Magnesium Citrate, vitamins B-6 and B12, and other nutrients to stabilize your immune system. I’ve been an EMF sensitive for nearly 8 years, and recovery has been very protracted at best. If you’re a younger person who is in generally good health, your recovery may be more straight forward, or not take as long.

    Best regards,
    Paul Von

  • Harold MacDonald said,

    Sorry to trouble you ,but, could you give me a link to protective clothing ? I had it some time ago,but can’t seem to get it again.Have installed YShield fabric on some windows with more to go.It is helping,but I may have to go with some types of clothing too.I am experimenting with Colloidal silver by impregnating some apparel with it.I make my own CS in high strength hoping it will be effective.
    Also I am directly under the flight path of a major airport,and using the Cornet ED 75 Meter I get very high readings as they go over @ approx.1 to 2 thousand feet.There are regular night flights going East, [I live on the west coast of Canada[1 approx every hour which, intermittently,wake me up.Not the noise but the radiation coming through the roof. [ communications with control towers ]
    In March last there was an increase in [at least double] the number of Cell tower antennas [125 yds. from my house] [ plus power increased too],.This caused an increase in the severity of symptoms.
    Also had to get rid of my cordless ‘phones as they were causing all manner of trouble too.There was a synergystic action with the increase of Cell antennas.Very scary.

  • Lloyd said,

    Hi Harold

    There are lots of companies that sell EMF protective clothing. LessEMF offer reliable service and they have a fair stock….but EMF clothing can provide only limited relief,  you really need to focus on reducing the EMFs in your environment….wired and wireless.

  • Paul Von said,

    To Lloyd and forum readers,

    Thank you Lloyd for your efforts and contributions to EMF awareness. I’ve been finding that portable DECT phones emit significant EMF into any area where they are in use. Also, the long broadcast range of newer models is extremely dangerous in such environments as apartment complexes or high density housing situations, as there can be 50 or more DECT systems broadcasting EMF into adjoining homes and sleeping areas, 24 hours a day.
    In my own case, exposure to this frequency spectrum induces spasms, seizures, dizziness and nausea, within about 1/2 hour of initial exposure.
    These systems should be removed from all residential areas and permanently banned from manufacture, as they are obviously a class 2B carcinogen, and are a direct cause of severe disruption to neurological function in many controlled studies.
    Those who have developed sensitivity to this pulsed frequency spectrum, should eliminate exposure where ever possible, and also notify the manufacturer, to discontinue the proliferation of these insane, unnecessary, and dangerous products.

    Best regards,
    Paul Von

  • Lloyd said,

    It is a crazy situation Paul…thank you for your input.

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