Is Cell Phone Radiation Really Safe?

The Scientists Reporting Their Findings in 
These Medical Journals Don't Seem to Think So!

The papers listed in this column are merely a small sample of what

has been medically published on the subject of cell phone radiation! 

If you would like to read any of these papers... contact me!

Single-strand DNA breaks in human hair root cells  exposed to mobile phone radiation 

Semra Tepe Çam & Nesrіn Seyhan, 

International Journal of Radiation Biology, May 2012; 88(5): 420–424

The effect of exposure duration on the biological  activity of mobile telephony radiation 
- Dimitris J. Panagopoulos, Lukas H. Margaritis 

Mutation Research - Genetic Toxicology and Environmental Mutagenesis 699 (2010) 17-22

Comparison of biological effects between continuous and  intermittent exposure to GSM-900-MHz mobile phone radiation: Detection of apoptotic cell-death features -
Evangelia D. Chavdoula, Dimitris J. Panagopoulos, Lukas H. Margaritis, Mutation Research - Genetic Toxicology and Environmental Mutagenesis,
700 (2010) 51–61
Cell phone electromagnetic field radiations affect rhizogenesis

  through impairment of biochemical processes 
- Harminder Pal Singh · Ved Parkash Sharma · Daizy Rani Batish · Ravinder Kumar Kohli
Environmental Monitoring and Assessment 

(2012) 184:1813–1821 DOI 10.1007/s10661-011-2080-0

Epidemiological evidence for an association between use of

wireless phones and tumor diseases.  
Hardell, L., Carlber, M., & Mild, K.H. (2009, August) - Pathophysiology, 16(2-3), 113-122 

According to Erchonia Medical, there is only one legitimate method of

measuring cell phone radiation that is recognized by every major health

authority and government agency in the world (and the cell phone industry itself).

  It is called Specific Absorption Rate (SAR) testing, which measures radiation at

multiple depths and locations on the head and body.  This is performed to

quantify  how much radiation is actually penetrating. 

The video below demonstrates SAR testing of the R2L.

NBC's Today Show Reports Pediatricians' Warning 
to Limit Children's Cellphone Exposure
Click HERE to See Video of the News Segment


Cell phones and glioma risk: a review of the evidence: 
Courtney Corle • Milan Makale • Santosh Kesari,

 Journal of Neurooncolology (2012) 106:1–13 DOI 10.1007/s11060-011-0663-9

Biological effects (health risks) of radio-frequency electromagnetic

  radiation due to entrance of mobile phone into human’s life 
Majid Assadi, Kolsoom Afrasiabi.

  Iran Journal of Nuclear Medicine 2010; 18:(suppl 1)

Cell Phones and Children: Follow the Precautionary Road

 Suzanne Rosenberg, Pediatric Nursing, March-April 2013/Vol. 39/No. 2

Health Aspects of Wireless Communication: Specific Absorption Rates (SARs) Induced in Head Tissues by Microwave Radiation from Cell Phones

James C. Lin. University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL, U.S.A.

 Mobile Computing and Communications Review, Volume 4, Number 4

Cell Phone Radiofrequency Radiation Exposure and Brain Glucose Metabolism,
Henry Lai, PhD, Lennart Hardell, MD, PhD -

Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA),

February 23, 2011—Vol 305, No. 8

Exposure Limits: The underestimation of absorbed

cell phone radiation, especially in children -
Om P. Gandhi1, L. Lloyd Morgan, Alvaro Augusto de Salles, Yueh-Ying Han, Ronald B. Herberman & Devra Lee Davis
Electromagnetic Biology and Medicine, 31(1): 34–51, 2012,

Pathophysiology of microwave-induced traumatic brain injury -
Y. Igarashi, Y. Matsuda, A. Fuse, T. Ishiwata, H. Yokota, BIOMEDICAL REPORTS 3: 468-472, 2015 

Electromagnetic fields and DNA damage -

J.L. Phillips a, N.P. Singh b, H. Laib, Pathophysiology 16 (2009) 79–88

Public health implications of wireless technologies -
Cindy Sage, David O. Carpenter, Institute for Health and the Environment,

University at Albany, Pathophysiology 16 (2009) 233–246

Cell phones and brain tumors: a review including the long-term epidemiologic data
Vini G. Khurana, PhD, FRACS, Charles Teo, MBBS, FRACSc,

Michael Kundi, PhDd, Lennart Hardell, MD, PhD, Michael Carlberg, MS
Surgical Neurology 72 (2009) 205–215

Cell phone radiation: Evidence from ELF and RF studies supporting

more inclusive risk identification and assessment - 
Carl Blackman, Pathophysiology 16 (2009) 205–216, 

Pathophysiology of cell phone radiation: oxidative stress

and carcinogenesis with focus on male reproductive system -
Nisarg R Desai, Kavindra K Kesari and Ashok Agarwal, 

Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology 2009, 7:114

Dangers of Cell

Phone Radiation:

Can Anything Be Done to Reduce the

Radiation from Your Cell Phone?     

   By Dr. Donald Liebell

   Despite a growing body of published medical evidence that radiation from cell phone usage is hazardous to our health... the public is still assured that they are safe.  Remember that there was a time that the American public was unconcerned with the health risks of smoking!  

   During the 1930s and 1940s, smoking was established as normal behavior, even though an awareness of its health risks was on the rise.  The tobacco companies responded by using images of doctors to perpetuate the illusion of their safety.  The implication was that doctors were the ones to judge safety of smoking, rather than mounting credible scientific evidence.  One company boasted massive numbers of doctors smoking their brand.  Plus, the majority of American medical doctors did indeed smoke.  

The truth is that there is currently enough evidence and technology available to warrant taking immediate steps to reduce exposure of consumers to cell-phone-related electromagnetic radiation.

  This conclusion was reported in a research paper published in the medical journal, Medical Physics (December 2008) entitled, Point/counterpoint (Khurana VG, Moulder JE, Orton CG.)
   Apparently we needed the U.S. Surgeon General to warn us that sucking smoke into our lungs was a bad idea.  By the same token, it seems that professional football players need a disclaimer that smashing one’s head repeatedly could lead to future health problems.  Apparently we also need expensive medical studies to prove that sitting all day at a desk has health consequences, and that water, sleep, and sunshine are good for us!  

   There are just some things that we should not wait until large-scale scientific studies are published… and more importantly, their data revealed to the general public. 

   Nevertheless, we are assured by the “authorities” that it’s okay to hold a device to one’s head that clearly emits radiation.

   With all warranted sarcasm aside, the potential harm of electromagnetic radiation from cell phones and other electronic devices must not be denied.  I consider this to be a no-brainer.  Anything that we can do to shield ourselves from electromagnetic radiation should be done.  My family and I have always taken measures to minimize exposure to potentially harmful electromagnetic fields.

   For example, we have WIRED, not wire-less Internet throughout our house.  We made sure Virginia Natural Gas installed their smart meter a minimum of 30 feet away from our house.  The Liebell Clinic uses only wired technology for our computers.

The problem is that cell phones are here to stay, and they are likely to become more and more powerful, and perhaps more dangerous.

   Fortunately, I have recently learned about a new device that can give us much-needed protection.  And it comes from a highly-credible American medical manufacturing company.  Erchonia Medical, which was founded in 1996, is the world leader and trend-setter in therapeutic laser technology.  They announced the availability of a radiation reducing device for cell phones called the R2L.  This is a tiny, $30 device that easily adheres to your cell phone, which my family and many patients now use.  

   Up until now, I have resisted purchase of any device that claimed to reduce cell phone radiation (and there have been many).  In this case, I did want some scientific support.  R2L stands for Radiation into Light.  According to Erchonia, the R2L automatically converts radiation from cell phones into electricity, and then discharges it as harmless light.  The device is placed directly on your phone or on the back of its case (I put it under the case).  It can also be placed by the main antenna of tablets such as the iPad.

Why do I trust the R2L?

   My first indication was that this inexpensive and simple device was being promoted by Erchonia Medical.  Their pioneering research in the field of laser light therapy (cold laser) has been tops.  Having used the Erchonia PL5 cold laser for many years, to the cheers of my patients, my attention was immediately grabbed.  Upon further investigation, I was informed that the R2L is a device that has been tested in accordance with methods approved by the FCC with regards to Specific Absorption of Radiation (SAR).  

   According to Erchonia, the R2L is a paper-thin microprocessor that reduces up to 70% of the radiation emitted by cell phones or smart phones while in use.

  Further convincing was my own direct testing of the R2L, using two devices, which I have owned and utilized to test for the presence of radiation from computers and cell phones.  

   However, before purchasing an R2L to even begin testing, a question came to mind.  I skeptically asked Erchonia, if this simple device (that retails for only $30) can be adhered to a cell phone to reduce radiation, why don’t the phone manufacturers simply make their phones with such technology already built in?  They promptly pointed out that I posed a very good question, and their response was right to the point, and to my perception, quite satisfactory.  

   The Erchonia representative told me that cell phone manufacturers maintain that there is no danger to humans from the radiation given off by cell phones.  It was suggested to me that if they were to build in this type of device into phones, they would be admitting that there is a danger, which might then open them up to litigation.  Erchonia says they are not claiming there is a specific danger from excess radiation, but rather that they are using information revealed in the studies available from this and other countries that make the claim.  They are not blatantly stating that cell phones dangerous, but rather we don't know for sure… and why take the chance since, for $30, we can add an R2L to a phone and reduce exposure to radiation up to 70%.  I understand and agree.  That is why the R2L is on my family’s phones, and is now available for my patients and their families at the Liebell Clinic’s front desk.

   It’s quite a peculiar thing that this is such a controversial subject.  There is no denying that phones emit radiation.    All cell phones comply with the FCC’s limits for “safe” radiation exposure.  However, nobody is certain of what the consequences are for prolonged exposure to cell phone radiation over a long period of time.  I do not want to wait to find out.  We must take exposure to potentially harmful radiation seriously, and take proactive steps to prevent potentially serious problems.  

   My observation is that both cell phone manufacturers and the public have put blinders on to the existence of radiation.  The allure of smart phone technology is simply way to powerful.  These devices do things far beyond what yesteryear’s science fiction predicted.  We must take steps to minimize our exposure to radiation.  We must also do whatever it takes to make ourselves stronger to deal with it, in the same manner as we must build stronger immune systems to deal with the constantly-expanding problem of infectious disease.  

   My wife, Sheila and I have aggressively warned our three children about the potential dangers of radiation from electronic devices (not just cell phones).  I think all responsible parents should be concerned about their kids spending hours exposed to radiation from smart phones, tablets, laptops, Wi-Fi, and other devices.  The Liebell family, as well as most of our patients are not waiting until our government-contracted health institutions proclaim cell phone radiation a concern.  For some time, we have been utilizing specialized homeopathic support, intended to help the body deal with the effects of multiple sources of radiation.  It is comforting to know that now we also have the power of the R2L to give us another protective edge.  

                                                   Dr. Donald Liebell 

The R2L is available directly to patients of the Liebell Clinic, at our front desk.

Each brand and model of phone requires a different area to place the R2L... Click HERE to see where to put it on your specific phone

Click on THIS LINK to See a Video of How to Place the R2L on Your Phone


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