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Cell Phone Debate Continues

Just weeks after the World Health Organization declared that mobile phones may cause cancer, a review of the literature finds no evidence to support the claim.

By | July 6, 2011

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A large-scale literature review by researchers in the United States and Europe finds that there is no convincing data to suggest that cell phones are carcinogenic. Furthermore, the researchers argue that there’s no known mechanism by which the radio signals from phones could cause cancer.

Just last month, a panel of experts commissioned by the World Health Organization (WHO) conducted their own literature review and concluded, based primarily on epidemiological data comparing cancer patients and disease-free individuals, that electromagnetic fields given off by cell phones may cause brain cancer. But the new study, published last week (July 1) in Environmental Health Perspectives, begs to differ. "Although there remains some uncertainty, the trend in the accumulating evidence is increasingly against the hypothesis that mobile phone use can cause brain tumors in adults," the authors wrote.

The WHO's International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) also considers things whose cancer risk that cannot be proved or disproved—including lead, pickled vegetables, coffee and dry cleaning—possible carcinogens, Reuters reports,. (Hat tip to FierceBiotech)

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Peter Sharp

Posts: 1457

July 6, 2011

Our brain is the most complex and unknown part of the human body, and also very sensitive. It suffers from many risks. Living in a city is risky. Speaking on the cell is risky (oops, perhaps not!), eating wrong foods is risky. Luckily there are things there are just meant to be good for your brain - brain fitness programs. When scientifically validated, these programs may change your life for the better. I recommend one that is available online, it is for free: CogniFit. http://www.cognifit.com/

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Anonymous

July 6, 2011

Still, many radio hams die of Leukemia. Of course, they work with higher power than your cellphone but they  are always a distance away from the antenna.
Having your antenna next to yout brain is something else again.
Radio Hams may work a few hours per day at the most.
Some people have that cellphone going all day.
Statistics about people getting leukomia night be needed.

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July 6, 2011

Our brain is the most complex and unknown part of the human body, and also very sensitive. It suffers from many risks. Living in a city is risky. Speaking on the cell is risky (oops, perhaps not!), eating wrong foods is risky. Luckily there are things there are just meant to be good for your brain - brain fitness programs. When scientifically validated, these programs may change your life for the better. I recommend one that is available online, it is for free: CogniFit. http://www.cognifit.com/

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July 6, 2011

Still, many radio hams die of Leukemia. Of course, they work with higher power than your cellphone but they  are always a distance away from the antenna.
Having your antenna next to yout brain is something else again.
Radio Hams may work a few hours per day at the most.
Some people have that cellphone going all day.
Statistics about people getting leukomia night be needed.

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July 6, 2011

Our brain is the most complex and unknown part of the human body, and also very sensitive. It suffers from many risks. Living in a city is risky. Speaking on the cell is risky (oops, perhaps not!), eating wrong foods is risky. Luckily there are things there are just meant to be good for your brain - brain fitness programs. When scientifically validated, these programs may change your life for the better. I recommend one that is available online, it is for free: CogniFit. http://www.cognifit.com/

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July 6, 2011

Still, many radio hams die of Leukemia. Of course, they work with higher power than your cellphone but they  are always a distance away from the antenna.
Having your antenna next to yout brain is something else again.
Radio Hams may work a few hours per day at the most.
Some people have that cellphone going all day.
Statistics about people getting leukomia night be needed.

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July 7, 2011

But what data is there on HAM radio operators? Even if there were an a coinciding leukemia-operator finding, drawing a line between the two and saying "aha" is not c/w the scientific method.

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July 7, 2011

But what data is there on HAM radio operators? Even if there were an a coinciding leukemia-operator finding, drawing a line between the two and saying "aha" is not c/w the scientific method.

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Anonymous

July 7, 2011

But what data is there on HAM radio operators? Even if there were an a coinciding leukemia-operator finding, drawing a line between the two and saying "aha" is not c/w the scientific method.

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Anonymous

July 11, 2011

Big surprise that there is a debate considering how much money the industry has to lobby and try to change public opinion. Is this similar to the cigarette smoking debate back in the 1940s-1960s?

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July 11, 2011

Big surprise that there is a debate considering how much money the industry has to lobby and try to change public opinion. Is this similar to the cigarette smoking debate back in the 1940s-1960s?

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July 11, 2011

Big surprise that there is a debate considering how much money the industry has to lobby and try to change public opinion. Is this similar to the cigarette smoking debate back in the 1940s-1960s?

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