Cell Phones and Breast Cancer
Is there a link between cell phone placement and breast cancer? What you Need to Know:
- Cellphones are two-way microwave radios that should not be kept directly on the body.
- The soft fatty tissue of the breast readily absorbs this radiation.
- Case Reports are accumulating of young women with no family history getting a diagnosis of breast cancer. The tumors were unusually located directly underneath the skin where they placed their cell phones in their bra.
- Doctors voice this precautionary advice: Women should not store their cell phones in their bra.
Click the images below to watch videos related to cell phones and breast cancer.
Click on the images below to view a Powerpoint Presentation on Tiffany Frantz and her struggle with breast cancer after storing the cell phone in her bra for 5 years and to read an open Letter from Traci Frantz. She hopes that you will read her letter at a Council meeting to raise awareness of this issue
Cell Phones and Breast Cancer: A Review of the Evidence
Published Research on Breast Cancer and Environmental Risks:
- Electromagnetic field exposure and male breast cancer risk: a meta-analysis of 18 studies
- Read the scientific report: Multifocal Breast Cancer in Young Women with Prolonged Contact between Their Breasts and Their Cellular Phones
- Çiğ et al., Investigation of the Effects of Distance from Sources on Apoptosis, Oxidative Stress and Cytosolic Calcium Accumulation via TRPV1 Channels Induced by Mobile Phones and Wi-Fi in Breast Cancer Cells. Biochim Biophys Acta. 2015
- Kahya et al., Selenium Reduces Mobile Phone (900 MHz)-Induced Oxidative Stress, Mitochondrial Function, and Apoptosis in Breast Cancer Cells. Biol Trace Elem Res. 2014
- The measured electrical properties of normal and malignant human tissues from 50 to 900 MHz Medical Physics, 1993
- The Ecology of Breast Cancer The promise of prevention and the hope for healing Ted Schettler MD, MPH Chapter 6 starting on page 126 is about cell phones.
- Rethinking Breast Cancer Risk and the Environment: The Case for the Precautionary Principle
- Hormones, hormone metabolism, environment, and breast cancer: a workshop of the National Action Plan on Breast Cancer’s Etiology Working Group
- Medical hypothesis: xenoestrogens as preventable causes of breast cancer
- Effects of pesticides on the ratio of 16 alpha/2-hydroxyestrone: a biologic marker of breast cancer risk
- Can environmental Estrogens cause breast cancer?
- Medical hypothesis: bifunctional genetic-hormonal pathways to breast cancer
- Avoidable causes of breast cancer: the known, unknown, and the suspected
- Recent developments on the avoidable causes of breast cancer
- Association between biomarkers of environmental exposure and increased risk of breast cancer
CELL PHONES AND BREAST CANCER RESOURCES
- Green Gazette:HEALTH ISSUES | Save the Girls. Make the Bra a No-Phone Zone
- CBS News Story: Doctors: Women who store phone in bras at risk for breast cancer
- Prevent Cancer Now: Prevention and Personal Exposures
- Prevent Cancer Now: Printable on The Safer Use of Wireless Communications Devices
- Factsheet on Breast Cancer and The Environment: Breast Cancer Action
- Breast Cancer & Our Environment: The Breast Cancer Fund
- Breast Cancer Risk and Environmental Factors NIEHS FactSheet
- Breast Cancer Action also hosts a series of webinars
- Toxic Cosmetics: Whats in Your Personal Care Products and What You Can Do About It
- New Report on Breast Cancer and the Environment: A Briefing for Advocates
- Protecting Our Health and Environment: Uniting to Change U.S. Chemical Policy
- Toxic Cosmetics Part 2: Demanding Stronger Regulation
- The Ecology of Breast Cancer with Ted Schettler, MD, MPH