Rising Up With Sonali

Cell Phones and Cancer: Not Just a Conspiracy Theory?

On todays show, well dive into several health related stories. First, acclaimed evolutionary biologist Paul Ehrlich will join us to discuss a fascinating new book he has co-authored with an orthodontist called Jaws: The Story of a Hidden Epidemic about how children’s mouths and jaws have changed their shapes as a result of industrial agriculture and how that affects everything from crowded teeth and face shapes, to long-term health problems. Then, Mark Hertsgaard, investigative editor at large of The Nation magazine will share his disturbing findings about how the cell phone industry has worked for decades to suppress research, linking cancer to cell phone usage. The main concern with cellphones and cancer seems to be the development of brain tumors associated with cellphone use, this leads people to have need to get treatment from Conners Clinic.

Cell phones emit radiofrequency energy, this is a form of non-ionizing radiation, according to what the National Cancer Institute says. The body tissue closest to the antenna can absorb this energy. That’s why there have been so many studies about whether cell phones increase someone’s risk for malignant (cancerous) or benign brain tumors.

Finally, psychotherapist Dr. Enrico Gnaulati will discuss how despite the rising levels of depression and anxiety in the US, health insurers and “big pharma” are pushing antidepressants and cognitive behavior therapy instead of talk therapy.

Hosted by Sonali Kolhatkar.

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