Do Cell Phones Cause Salivary Gland Tumors?

Do Cell Phones Cause Salivary Gland Tumors?


a summary of studies found no acute effects of cellphone radiation like nausea headaches dizziness fatigue but they were just looking at the short-term effects not considering any of the data on the potential long-term effects no acute effects so future research efforts should concentrate on possible chronic effects I’ve explored the studies on brain tumors and on the effects of the auditory nerve in the ear but that’s not all there is on the side of your head there’s your brain your ear and your parotid gland the big salivary gland right next to your ear but one thousand people develop salivary gland cancer in their lifetime so the question is does cellphone use increase the chances of prodded gland tumor development well if you have a hundred people drill into a test tube the saliva of those who use a cell phone more than an hour a day does appear to have significantly less antioxidant capacity than those who talk with less so considering the major protective role of antioxidants to protect against free radical induced DNA damage that can lead to cancer this could be a potential route by which cell phone increases cell vary tumor risk but this was just an observational study maybe those who are on their phones all day tend to eat worse diets than those who talk less I don’t know this study is a little more convincing they found that saliva taken from the salivary gland on the side of the head they were using the phone on had higher levels of inflammatory markers compared to saliva but taken from the same person but just from the non phone side of their head now this increase in inflammation isn’t necessarily from the cellphone radiation but may just be from the heat generated by the phone just pressing anything warm against your face for an hour a day might not be good for your glands does the increased oxidation and inflammation actually translate out into cytogenetic abnormalities meaning cell and chromosomal abnormalities in your mouth those who use cell phones a lot do appear to have an increased number of broken eggs in their tongues what that’s a rather playful description of a cytogenetic abnormalities associated with cancer okay but what we really care about is cancer cancer does cell phone use increase the chances of parotid gland tumor development this is the first systematic review ever published to evaluate that and cell phone use does appear to be associated with increased risk this is a good time to explore absolute versus relative risk if you were asked whether you’d be willing to take a daily pill to reduce your chances of dying from a heart attack by 50% you might jump at it but if you’re so young and healthy that your risk of that is only like two and a thousand over the next ten or twenty years then taking those 5,000 or so pills may not be worth it for you to go from two and a thousand to one in a thousand fifty percent sounds great but if you’re talking about a really rare event then it’s less exciting so even cell phones did increase risk twenty-eight percent then a lifetime of cell phone use would only increase your risk of getting such a tumor from a 1 in 1,400 chance to about a 1 in 1100 chance if you want to reduce your risk though of both the heat and cell phone emissions are largely a local phenomenon so you can use a speakerphone or headset to reduce exposure or you can do more texting basically until we know more the adoption of such precautions is not unreasonable particularly among young people something that concerns some researchers enough to recommend young children consider minimizing their use altogether [Music] you

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  1. As an electrical engineer I highly doubt that the radiation of the cellphone causes any kind of damage on a molecular level. I would rather suggest the source of the 28% increase would come from other factors like for example different lifestyle of the people that use cell phones compared to those that don't. But I don't know enough about the study to make any kind of guess if that is true.

  2. do a video on WIfi, 4G and 5G Generation phones.. and how the affect us .

    i noticed i sleep alot better when my pc and wifi are turned off

  3. Speaking of cancer, that study you put up about Glioblastoma and THC was disheartening. It reminded me of all the "studies and clinical trials" big pharma has conducted while ignoring one very important word, "SYNERGISM". If people want to truly understand what medical cannabis and or industrial hemp is capable of they should look way beyond YouTube and dig into the real data such as:
    https://www.projectcbd.org/icrs-2018-cbd-shines-leiden-part-1
    CBD synergies
    Clara Andradas, a medical scientist at the Telethon Kids Institute in Western Australia, has been researching potential applications of cannabinoids for treating pediatric cancer, specifically malignant brain tumors. Her poster disclosed that CBD and THC reduced the viability of brain cancer cells, an effect mediated in part by the CB2 cannabinoid receptor. Moreover, “the combination of cannabinoids with conventional chemotherapies enhances the anti-proliferative effects in these cells,” she concluded.
    Temple University scientists assessed the therapeutic impact of CBD combined with beta-caryophyllene (BCP), a versatile terpene present in many cannabis cultivars, kitchen spices, and green vegetables. Unlike cannabidiol, BCP directly activates the CB2 receptor, which modulates immune function and neuroprotection in response to brain trauma. The two compounds together “showed a statistically significant reduction in infarct size,” according to the investigators, who concluded that “combination therapies can provide a greater benefit than single treatments alone” and should be explored further for treating ischemic stroke and other diseases.
    Mark Lewis, a plant scientist with Napro Research in California, provided additional evidence that whole plant cannabis medicine may be more efficacious than pure, single-molecule cannabinoids. Lewis has bred several CBD-rich and BCP-rich cannabis chemovars. In vitro analysis showed that various CBD-BCP ratios inhibited cellular inflammation. Co-administration of CBD and BCP “produced enhanced effects as compared to each compound alone.” Of particular interest, the anti-inflammatory impact “produced by certain CBD concentrations increased by up to ten times when co-administered with certain concentrations of BCP.”

  4. What about streaming YouTube/Pandora/Spotify using headphones while the phone is in one’s pocket? Thigh or genital cancer?

  5. Thought Dr. Greger was going of on a tangent on us. Alas no, thank goodness. Antioxidants to protect against Salivary gland Cancer..Great info as always!

  6. Every person that I've met that had either a "brain" or "tumour" related to the parotid gland were high mobile phone users. In fact, a clinical psychologist also said he was convinced the cause of his "brain tumour" was his mobile phone. I've been warning people for decades about mobile phones. I asked the partner of a man that passed over with "bowel cancer", "where did he keep his mobile phone?". As some men keep them in their pockets or strapped to their hips. I'm so against children having mobile phones.

  7. In the late '90's when the cellphone/mobilephone arrived on the market, a small version became very popular in Australia. What else became popular was a (work)shirt with a front pocket on the left side of the chest, for a small mobilephone.

    The next years following there was an epidemic of men in Australia that developed breast cancer, and you guessed it; on their left side of the chest.

  8. I guess it's a good thing I have few friends and the ones I do talk to over a phone are either texted or put on speakerphone. I hate having things up to my ear, including headsets/earbuds/headphones.

  9. Can you do a video discussing the rising trend of vegan/vegeterian low carb diet i.e the so called keto vegan' diets and their healthfulness? Thanks

  10. Latest research on the topic, bottom line is don't keep them in your pocket, use the speaker and don't press it against your ear and have short calls : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BwyDCHf5iCY

  11. Thank you for this, Dr. Greger. I am 25 years old and recently had a benign tumor removed from my parotid gland…coincidentally on the same side where I always talk on the phone. The doctors kept telling me how rare it was of someone my age getting a tumor like this. It was terrifying and not fun. It led me to a whole foods plant based diet, and now I'll make sure to not talk on my phone anymore! A chance of 1 in 1400 seems like nothing until you're the actual 1 person.

  12. Thank you for such an informative and scientific channel. There are far too few channels on Youtube that directly reference the literature, rather than novels or widespread ideas derivative of it.

  13. I have 3 swollen lymph nodes 2 on the right side of neck and one smaller one on the left side. And I feel something moveable and non visible on the right side of my cheek… I’m only 14 what should I do and does this mean anything bad

  14. Lets not forget our spiritual health too one thing doctors dont do which God said is first protocal is ask God to heal illness and anoint with Olive oil asked to be blessed by Him as stated in James ch 5 KJV. Pray to God and ask leviticus reveals how to take care of our bodies too.Dr I appreciate your vids but this is crucial and highest priority that is being swept under the rug.This explains whole bible God Bless https://youtu.be/rTVwT0USm5s

  15. When you have time how about doing a piece on Arginine and Lysine. It seems Arginine supports viruses and Lysine fights internal viruses. Lysine is found mostly in meats and dairy where Argenine is found in mostly nuts , seeds , grains etc. Is there any truth to this and if so is there any solutions?

  16. I was wondering if you could do a video on pituitary tumors. How nutrition can reverse this tumor esp. Since the only treatment is surgery.

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