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VIDEO: Is the Wi-fi from your mobile phone killing you?

Nearly 200 scientists have submitted an appeal to the United Nations (UN) requesting it to adopt guidelines to protect against electromagnetic radiation that emits from mobile phones, tablets, laptops and other wireless devices.

And the constant electromagnetic radiation from communication towers could lead to cancer and could also cause neurological cardiac and respiratory disorders.

"Cellphones, tablets, laptops... are damaging the cells in our bodies and killing many of us prematurely," said Martin Blank of the Columbia University Medical Center.

"Before the invention of the lightbulb , there was very little radiation from our environment. The levels today are very many times higher."

He reports that at least one study shows that as mobile phone usage became widespread, the incidents of fatal brain cancer in younger people has more than tripled.

Scientists believe that this radiation can cause serious health problems - even linking increases in autism, stillbirths and obesity to the widespread use of wi-fi technology and magnetic radiation.

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