For the very first time, a supreme court has ruled that using mobile or cordless phones is directly linked to causing brain tumors, affirming what many scientists have been saying for years now about the dangers of cell phone radiation. The U.K.'s Telegraph reports that 60-year-old Innocente Marcolini, who developed a tumor in his trigeminal nerve, was ruled to have suffered this fate as a result of using his mobile handset for up to six hours every day for 12 years.
According to Italy's Supreme Court in Rome, there is a "causal link" between Marcolini's mobile phone use and the non-cancerous tumor that caused the entire left side of his face to become paralyzed. A respected oncologist and professor of environmental mutagenesis, Dr. Angelo Gino Levis, along with neurosurgeon Dr. Guiseppe Grasso, provided evidence at a recent trial showing that the electromagnetic radiation emitted from mobile and cordless phones damages cells.
"This is significant for very many people," said Marcolini to reporters about his case's ruling. "I wanted this problem to become public because many people still do not know the risks. I wanted it recognized that there was a link between my illness and the use of mobile phones and cordless phones," he added, noting that he now has to take the extremely powerful painkiller morphine every single day just to cope with his the agony.
Though Marcolini's brain tumor is non-cancerous, it still reportedly threatened to kill him because it had been encroaching on his carotid artery, which is the major blood vessel responsible for transporting blood to the brain. The tumor also developed directly next to where Marcolini typically held his phone next to his ear, illustrating how significantly mobile phone radiation can disrupt proper brain cell function.
Last year, the World Health Organization (WHO) ruled that mobile phone devices are a "Possible Human Carcinogen," and added them to the Class 2B carcinogens list. Earlier this year, researchers out of Washington also came forward with research showing that cell phone radiation causes significant damage to DNA, which can lead to cancer.
"Today, there are more than two billion cell phone users being exposed every day to the dangers of electromagnetic radiation (EMR) -- dangers government regulators and the cell phone industry refuse to admit exist," wrote Sue Kovach in a 2007 Life Extension Magazine report. "Included are: genetic damage, brain dysfunction, brain tumors, and other conditions such as sleep disorders and headaches."
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