Directed by Sabine El Gemayel
How did the human race survive without cell phones? For those too young to remember, there was a primitive, barbaric time (most of the twentieth century) when there was no such thing as a cell phone. I’m sure nearly all of you will shake your head in disbelief when you learn that I still don’t have a cell phone. No, I’m not Amish. Actually, even a lot of Amish have cell phones now. I could tell you stories about those early cell phones. I could say they weighed about twenty pounds and they had rotary dials, which made texting really hard. Of course, none of that is exactly true.
There are over two hundred million cell phones in the U.S., which means almost everyone has one (except me). The wireless industry generates 3.8 million jobs and 146.2 billion dollars per year. It was in 1984 that cell phone technology began to transition from military to civilian use. At the time, no testing was done. So, what could go wrong? Nothing, according to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). Everything is fine. When you look a little closer at the details, however, there is reason to believe something did go wrong and the FCC might be fibbing. Why would the FCC misinform us? Perhaps that big fat revolving door between the FCC and the telecom industry is the answer.
As is usually the case, the results of industry studies differ greatly from independent studies. If you think the industry is as pure as the driven snow, then you have nothing to worry about. If you think billions of dollars might motivate somebody to bend the truth a little, you might want to take a look at the independent studies. They suggest there are problems not just with cell phones specifically, but with wireless radiation in general. Cell phone producers know this and actually say in the directions or paperwork that come with the phone that you should not put the phone directly against your skin. They also know that nobody reads the directions, and everybody puts the phone against their skin. The industry will say that they have found no evidence of harm from wireless radiation. That may be true. It is also true that you won’t find something if you are very careful not to look for it. Apparently, a lot of women like to keep their phones in their bras. The Generation Zapped video shows us Donna, who developed five tumors on her breast marking the exact location where she carried her cell phone. That is one of very many examples that some might find suspicious. I’m sure the FCC would have much to say about what an unfortunate coincidence that is. Other “coincidences” include deformed sperm, sleep disruption, bad memory, lack of mental focus and impaired brain development in children. I’m guessing many who were children fifteen years ago and had cell phones are now working for the FCC. But that’s just speculation. My thumb is UP for this video (which will be shown at Wise Traditions 2018).
This article appeared in Wise Traditions in Food, Farming and the Healing Arts, the quarterly magazine of the Weston A. Price Foundation, Fall 2018.