End Cellphones Here on Earth (ECHOEarth) and Collectif Dring Dring (https://dring-dring.world
) have joined our campaigns together. ECHOEarth’s website, including “Cell Phones: Questions and Answers,” and the page to sign that you are a cellphone-free person, is now available in both English (https://www.ECHOEarth.org
) and French (https://www.ECHOEarth.org/home-fr
). We are officially launching our campaign together on the #solstice
, June 20-21, 2020. We encourage everyone to remember how our world once was, not long ago, and to join us in restoring it.
Here are a few reasons not to ever use a cell phone:
Damage to you. In animal experiments, even a single two-hour exposure to a mobile phone, at low power, destroyed up to two percent of the animals’ #brain
cells: Salford et al., “Nerve Cell Damage in Mammalian Brain after Exposure to Microwaves from GSM Mobile Phones,” https://ehp.niehs.nih.gov/doi/pdf/10.1289/ehp.6039
Environmental Health Perspectives 111(7): 881-883 (2003). This means that everyone who uses a mobile phone has some brain damage, and that keeping the phone away from your head does not protect you.
Damage to your neighbors. Even if you don’t feel pain from your mobile phone, many people do, including neighbors, people you pass in the street, and people you stand next to in line at the grocery store, or sit near in a restaurant or theater. For many it is torture. Making sure you are alone does not help, because every time you make a call, the nearest cell tower turns on a channel just for you and irradiates your entire neighborhood just so you can make a call.
Damage to #birds
. Even a single ten-minute exposure to a mobile phone brings #metabolism
to a complete standstill in honey #bees
. They can no longer metabolize the nectar they drink from your flowers, and in the midst of plenty they die of starvation: Kumar et al., “Exposure to Cell Phone #Radiations
Produces Biochemical Changes in Worker Honey Bees,” https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3052591/
Toxicology International 18(1): 70-72 (2011).
Damage to the #Earth
. If you expect to ever be able to use your cell phone, even in an emergency, the entire planet has to be filled with cell towers. You cannot expect to be able use your phone wherever you go without the entire wireless infrastructure of the planet being there, torturing people, killing wildlife, and sterilizing the Earth.