A metabolic imbalance caused by radiation from your wireless devices could be the link to a number of health risks, such as various neurodegenerative diseases and cancer, according to a recent review which claims experimental data links metabolic effects of low-intensity radiofrequency radiation and living cells.

This imbalance, also known as oxidative stress, is defined by co-author Dr. Igor Yakymenko as, “an imbalance between the production of reactive oxygen species (ROS) and antioxidant defense.” Yakymenko explains the oxidative stress due to RFR exposure could explain not only cancer, but also other minor disorders such as headache, fatigue, and skin irritation, which could develop after long-term RFR exposure.

“These data are a clear sign of the real risks this kind of radiation poses for human health,” Yakymenko claims.

The article says that ROS are often produced in cells due to aggressive environments, and can also be provoked by “ordinary wireless radiation.”

The papers included in the review paper lead to the conclusion that wireless devices have possible carcinogenic effects of radiofrequency (RFR)/microwave radiation. In 2011, the International Agency for Research on Cancer, which has found everything to be a possible carcinogen, classified RFR as one as well. But clear molecular mechanisms of such effects of RFR were a bottleneck in acceptance of a reality of risk.

The review claims that the hazardous effects of RFR could be realized through the “classical mechanisms” of oxidative impairments in living cells. Yakymenko and his colleagues call for a precautionary approach in using wireless technologies, such as cell phones and wireless Internet, which is already being implemented in anti-science cities like Berkeley, California.

Citation: Igor Yakymenko, Olexandr Tsybulin, Evgeniy Sidorik, Diane Henshel, Olga Kyrylenko, and Sergiy Kyrylenko, Oxidative mechanisms of biological activity of low-intensity radiofrequency radiation, Electromagnetic Biology and Medicine doi:10.3109/15368378.2015.1043557