Whoops, Cell Phones Will Give You Cancer Again

from the who-to-believe? dept

Continuing the long run of contradictory reports on the role of mobile-phone use in causing brain tumors, a new Swedish study says that long-term phone use raises a person's risk of getting a malignant brain tumor. The "link" is apparently that of the 905 people they surveyed that had malignant tumors, 85 of them were "high users of mobile phones". That really doesn't seem to indicate much causation -- all 905 people probably wore shoes at one point or another, so should we conclude that shoes cause brain tumors? The real long-term effects of mobile phone use on people's brains and bodies remain unclear, but this type of study doesn't really help clear things up, one way or another.


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    Zeroth404, Mar 31st, 2006 @ 9:49am

    Why are people so worried about cancer? If we lose half the population to cancer, that still leaves us well over 3 billion people left on the planet. Thats plenty of people to ensure the survival of our species.

    Just relax.

     

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    Dr Knowitall, Mar 31st, 2006 @ 9:54am

    USA Study on Cell(phone) abuse.

    A study conducted in the USA found that brain tumors caused heavy cell phone use. The data was backed up by other actions like talking on cell phones while driving and putting on mascara at 80 mph in the left lane, all at the same time. These actions can only be explained as the result of a brain tumor.

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Mar 31st, 2006 @ 9:54am

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    You're weird.

     

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    FohSHo, Mar 31st, 2006 @ 9:54am

    Re:

    /signed

     

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    dude, Mar 31st, 2006 @ 9:59am

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    troll bait

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Mar 31st, 2006 @ 10:03am

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    Zeroth404,

    Just so long as you don't mind going first, I'm sure everyone else will be happy to take the same cavalier attitude...

     

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    Braidy, Mar 31st, 2006 @ 10:03am

    sick by cellphone

    The question is What can we do?, cellular phone is an important part in our live.

    each one of us have to take the decision

     

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    nunya_bidness, Mar 31st, 2006 @ 10:04am

    Re: What Ever

    Bidness as usual for the guy that has everything, sorry to here about your loss. Cancer sucks, maybe you will pull through,some people survive. I'll be rooting for you!

     

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    dani, Mar 31st, 2006 @ 10:08am

    I see I'm just in time for another wonderful techdirt debate...sounds like the usual intellectual crowd

    If I survey a random 905 people on the street, I'd be willing to wager at least 85% will be heavy mobile users.

    Heck, hold a poll here...I'm a heavy mobile user...that's 100% so far.

    When did a "research study" become any random survey or statistic, even if it holds nothing constant and doesn't prove anything?

     

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    Jared, Mar 31st, 2006 @ 10:08am

    Fuck them teles

    Well Im anti-telephone in general so I dont have anything to worry about.

     

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    Zeroth404, Mar 31st, 2006 @ 10:10am

    Re: Fuck them teles

    I did, and now I have a brain tumor.

     

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    Pete, Mar 31st, 2006 @ 10:15am

    H2O

    They all were moderate to heavy users of H20 some may even have bathes in it! "O mythe sky is falling"

     

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    Lee, Mar 31st, 2006 @ 10:21am

    Re: Losing half the world population to cancer

    +2

     

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    Zeroth404, Mar 31st, 2006 @ 10:30am

    "Zeroth404,

    Just so long as you don't mind going first, I'm sure everyone else will be happy to take the same cavalier attitude..."

    I'd rather do a random selection, or a logical selection. I'f I had to make a logical selection, I'd first throw in children under the age of 4 -- these are people that have yet to develop a personality or the ability to think for themselves. I'd then throw in people over the age of 80 that are considerd senile. I'd then throw in all the bed vegetables that are in any sort of undefined-length coma.

    This would be a large chunk of the population which leaves all the people that can say and comprehend "I think, there for I am."

    From there, I'd take all terminally ill patients. I'd then take people with incurable Sexually transmitted diseases such as aids.

    You might be very angry with me right now, but if I had to make a selection of the population to live, then the people left over from what I've mentioned are the best suited to maintain the survival of our own species.

    If at that point I still haven't killed off as many people as I've been required, I'd make a completely random selection of the rest -- including myself.


    "A study conducted in the USA found that brain tumors caused heavy cell phone use. The data was backed up by other actions like talking on cell phones while driving and putting on mascara at 80 mph in the left lane, all at the same time. These actions can only be explained as the result of a brain tumor."

    Thats funny

     

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    x-vere, Mar 31st, 2006 @ 10:30am

    If it ain't cellphones...

    ... It'll be something else. Cellphones cause cancer, Steaming vegtables with plastic wrap in the microwave causes cancer, being outside causes cancer, drinking diet coke causes cancer. EVERYTHING causes cancer. Let's all accept the fact that we're going to die of cancer. Then we can sip our diet drinks and chat with our girlfriends on the cell and live a carefree and cancerous life.

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Mar 31st, 2006 @ 10:31am

    Granted, the article didn't mention this, but anyone who isn't a moron in a hurry understands that when you do a study like this you compare a group of people who have tumors with a group of people who don't have tumors. And they found that among the people who had tumors, a higher percentage were heavy cell phone users. Getting a brain tumor is still pretty unlikely to begin with, so even a 240% increase probably isn't that significant. On the other hand, if something increased your chance of having heart disease by 240%, that would be a big deal.

     

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    Fatman, Mar 31st, 2006 @ 10:34am

    NEWS FLASH!

    The Surgeon General has announced today that swallowing small amounts of saliva over the course of many years will ultimately lead to stomach cancer. There is no way to prevent this from happening and there is no cure.

     

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    mike, Mar 31st, 2006 @ 10:40am

    wow

    you guys are hilarious.
    reading these posts cracks me up. Almost makes me forget that ill get a lump in my head from talking on a cell phone :/

     

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    Bananaman, Mar 31st, 2006 @ 10:43am

    Good

    in an overpopulated and sick world like ours... we should worry about what extends our lives rather than what shortens it... quality of life should be above all and at the current rates of population increase, no one will have a good life sooner or later...

     

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    Stoolio, Mar 31st, 2006 @ 10:44am

    Re: by Zeroth404

    ...ok... I agree people worry too much about cancer, but I don't think any of them are thinking "My god! Cancer might wipe out mankind!"

    You're weird

     

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    Anthony, Mar 31st, 2006 @ 10:46am

    Re: Zeroth404

    You're a fucking idiot.

     

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    Andrew Strasser, Mar 31st, 2006 @ 10:50am

    Can you hear me now?

    Did we forget they settled with him? We all know that high doses of RF can cause cancer. Cellphones use RF as well as many other devices. Most of which you don't attach to yourself. Heck some of which they cover you in a lead jacket before just flashing it at you once. This should lead us to believe that it cannot be good to hold this next to our head.

    You do have the handfree alternatives that the cell indusry has introduced that aren't wireless that are safe though. This is exactly what it says. The truth being stated yet again by another place and even here being ridiculed when it's factual if you know anything about the effects of radiation or Radio Frequency.

     

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    dani, Mar 31st, 2006 @ 10:50am

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    Sorry..I'm not a moron, but I was in a hurry. Your point makes this "study" even more ineffective in my eyes.

    "A total 85 of these 905 cases were so-called high users of mobile phones, that is they began early to use mobile and, or wireless telephones and used them a lot," the study said.

    85 of 905...and you really believe they asked another 905 without tumors and less than 85 were moderate to heavy cell users? Not in this day & age!

     

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    Robert S, Mar 31st, 2006 @ 10:52am

    what about the others?

    so the study says that 905 out of 2000 ppl had malignant brain tumors.
    however..i'm willing to bet that the other 1095 ppl who didn't have brain tumors, also talked on cell phones. maybe not ALL were high users..but i can guarantee at least some were.
    the study only shows half the story in order to even make a story.

     

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    jax, Mar 31st, 2006 @ 10:54am

    Re: Fuck them teles

    There is always at least one person who has to find a way to use the F-Bomb. Real smart and origional of you.

     

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    Robert S, Mar 31st, 2006 @ 10:57am

    this study concludes absolutely nothing if you ask me. it's more like, oh..some ppl have cancer..some of those ppl use cell phones..WAIT!!! CELL PHONES CAUSE CANCER!!!!

     

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    aidan, Mar 31st, 2006 @ 10:58am

    That sounds like one dumb study. 10% of almost ANY study group would probably consider themselves heavy mobile phone users.

     

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    Robert S, Mar 31st, 2006 @ 11:00am

    10% of an AA study group of more than 100 people are probably heavy mobile phone users. So, I guess, that means that mobile phones cause alcohol addiction?

     

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    Mark, Mar 31st, 2006 @ 11:04am

    Re: USA Study on Cell(phone) abuse.

    I would say that the behavior you describe is caused by a brain tumor or lack of a brain to become cancerous.

     

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    Zeroth404, Mar 31st, 2006 @ 11:07am

    Stoolio,

    I was speaking in a worst-case scenario, which portion of humanity we'd be better with than without.

    Anthony,

    Let me pound your ass, troll.

     

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    Zeroth404, Mar 31st, 2006 @ 11:10am

    "Re: Fuck them teles by Zeroth404 on Mar 31st, 2006 @ 10:10am

    I did, and now I have a brain tumor."

    Stay off my name.

     

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    Zeroth404, Mar 31st, 2006 @ 11:17am

    Statistics are nothing to depend on. There should be some hard-core research put into this matter. strap a cellphone to a mouse for a month straight and see if it starts to gimp.

    oh yeah, and if it has brain cancer.

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Mar 31st, 2006 @ 11:27am

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    You are a moron. I have known people with cancer and it is horrible. You'll worry about cancer when you get it and you have to have chemo or have parts of your body amputated you selfish bastard. Personally, I would like to know everything I can do to avoid getting cancer. That is why we are worried about it.

     

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    Zeroth404, Mar 31st, 2006 @ 11:28am

    My father died of cancer. Don't be so quick to judge, asshole.

     

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    1234, Mar 31st, 2006 @ 11:31am

    they may ot cause cancer, but they cause car accidents... and addiction... ansd bad grades, and stupidity in general, and all perople can worry about is car accidents...

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Mar 31st, 2006 @ 11:39am

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    Then you an even bigger idiot than I first thought. If your father could have done something to prevent himself getting cancer, then he could have lived.

    If we can find out what CAUSES cancer then we can avoid those things and not get cancer. If I were you I would want them to find out as much about it as I could so other people wouldn't have to lose their loved ones either.

     

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    Zeroth404, Mar 31st, 2006 @ 11:39am

    "and stupidity in general"

    stupidity is cause by baby-talk.

    :-)

     

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    Zeroth404, Mar 31st, 2006 @ 11:43am

    "Then you an even bigger idiot than I first thought. If your father could have done something to prevent himself getting cancer, then he could have lived."

    You need to slow down and listen to yourself.

    Cancer is caused by unseen forces acting on living cells. any kind of radiation can cause cancer. Probably even magnetism.

     

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    c, Mar 31st, 2006 @ 11:49am

    Re: children under 4

    just a side note...but children under 4 have very strong personalities and can definitely think for themselves...babies come into this world thinking for themselves...they need protection, and they need help because they do not have their motor skills together or direct access to a bank account, but they are worth saving...

     

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    wolff000, Mar 31st, 2006 @ 11:52am

    Who Cares

    Is it possible cells cause cance?r Yes. Does this study show proof of that? No. Bottom line this study like all those before it don't show any proof on way or anothre. Why debate the issue?

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Mar 31st, 2006 @ 11:54am

    Re:

    "Cancer is caused by unseen forces acting on living cells. any kind of radiation can cause cancer. Probably even magnetism."

    True. But if they discover that the radiation in cell phones drastically increase the probability of getting cancer, then I want to know so I can stop using mine. Why don't you want to be informed?

     

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    Zeroth404, Mar 31st, 2006 @ 11:56am

    "just a side note...but children under 4 have very strong personalities and can definitely think for themselves...babies come into this world thinking for themselves...they need protection, and they need help because they do not have their motor skills together or direct access to a bank account, but they are worth saving..."

    That may be true. I'm not sure children think for themselves until they learn it from other people. You can raise your child to believe in some religion, it doesn't mean that the child chose to believe in it, they are only assimilating with the fear not to assimilate because its embedded in their mind.

    One thing that you cannot argue is that children are ideolgical beyond belief. all they know is "I want, I want, I want" until you teach them better.

     

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    Zeroth404, Mar 31st, 2006 @ 11:56am

    Re: Fuck them teles by Zeroth404

    85 people out of 905 studied were named Zeroth404...
    And had brain tumors.

     

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    Zeroth404, Mar 31st, 2006 @ 11:58am

    "But if they discover..."

    Why don't you do some research yourself, instead of relying on "them," whoever "they" are?

    "Why don't you want to be informed?"

    What gives you this impression?

     

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    Zeroth404, Mar 31st, 2006 @ 11:59am

    "85 people out of 905 studied were named Zeroth404...
    And had brain tumors."

    Looks like I have an arch nemesis. Or at least a wannabe.

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Mar 31st, 2006 @ 12:02pm

    Re:

    "Why don't you do some research yourself, instead of relying on "them," whoever "they" are? "

    First of all 'they' are scientists and I would very much like to do the research but I lack the time and resources to do it myself so i will have to rely on someone else.

    "Why don't you want to be informed?"

    "What gives you this impression?"

    Because of your opening statement:

    "If we lose half the population to cancer, that still leaves us well over 3 billion people left on the planet"

     

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    Vix, Mar 31st, 2006 @ 12:06pm

    Guys,
    worry more about what you put in your mouth than what you put by your head. Rare steaks, coagulated blood, bad eating habits and a poor workout regimen can kill you even before cancer can get to you.
    everything in moderation.

     

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    nunya_bidness, Mar 31st, 2006 @ 12:07pm

    Re:

    may be yo u have a sp lit person ality? "_"

     

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    Zeroth404, Mar 31st, 2006 @ 12:10pm

    "First of all 'they' are scientists"

    But WHO are they? you know their names? Are they competent? You just don't know.

    "Why don't you want to be informed?"

    "What gives you this impression?"

    "Because of your opening statement:"

    "If we lose half the population to cancer, that still leaves us well over 3 billion people left on the planet"

    Is that not enough people? :-)


    "everything in moderation."

    even moderation :-)

     

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    dude, Mar 31st, 2006 @ 12:14pm

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    as long as he was over 80 and senile who cares?

     

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    Zeroth404, Mar 31st, 2006 @ 12:17pm

    "as long as he was over 80 and senile who cares?"

    the family. but its still better a senile 83 year old than a healthy 15 or 50 year old

     

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    Invidious, Mar 31st, 2006 @ 12:21pm

    Population Control and You.

    Given the fact that the worlds population is over 6 billion persons lends itself to the premise that we can lose a few billion and not be terrible unsure of our survival as a species. Yes there will be much gnashing of teeth and agonizing by some. Others will profit from such catastrophe.
    Perhaps we should rethink our view on lengthening the human lifespan and ensuring that every poor person around the world has adequate food and protection from disease, etc. Perhaps it would, in the long run, be in our best interest to thin the congestion in large cities and lessen the burden on our producers of food, energy, material goods, etc.
    Think about it.

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Mar 31st, 2006 @ 12:27pm

    Re:

    "But WHO are they? you know their names? Are they competent? You just don't know."

    No I don't know them personally. I would think that at the very least they completed a PhD which means they cared enough about their subject to spend the years completing their education.


    "Is that [3 billion] not enough people? :-) "

    It is enough people but your attitude shows that you care about only yourself.

     

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    Zeroth404, Mar 31st, 2006 @ 12:33pm

    "your attitude shows that you care about only yourself."

    I'm really not suer where you got that impression. Obviously I have my own will to live and will do anything necessary and rational to ensure that I stay alive. if I'm being attacked and my life is threatened, you're damn right I'll kill somebody, but if I had the choice of saving a large mass of people at the cost of risking my life, I'd do it. I'd only GIVE my life for people if I knew them personally. Otherwise, how am I to know what kind of people they are? maybe its a group of serial killers and child rapists?

    I'm not maniacle. if you think I'm being irational let me know, though I can't garauntee that I'll agree.

     

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    Zeroth404, Mar 31st, 2006 @ 12:34pm

    maniacal. irrational. yeah, I made a few typos.

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Mar 31st, 2006 @ 12:43pm

    Re:

    I got the impression that you cared about only yourself from your comments. You are treating people like statistics. You don't care if 3 billion people die of cancer as long as it isn't you. You don't care about people who are suffering. These are people we are talking about, not just statistics, not just numbers on paper.

    I don't think you are totally irrational in wanting to preserve your own life. I just don't think you care about anybody other than yourself. I do care if 3 billion people suffer a horrible death that could have been prevented. Even if I don't know a single one of them personally. Even though some of them are going to be serial killers and rapists, a larger percentage are innocent children and good people.

     

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    dude, Mar 31st, 2006 @ 12:43pm

    Re:

    You also do not reply to the comment properly, making threaded reading hard for everyone, oh yeah, you only care about yourself.

     

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    Scott, Mar 31st, 2006 @ 12:45pm

    Re: Re:

    You mean like smoking was proven to be bad, yet people still did, and to this day do in large numbers?

    It would merely start a run on lawsuits and people would continue to use them.

     

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    Dam, Mar 31st, 2006 @ 12:46pm

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    the survivors will probably all be internet trolls

     

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    Zeroth404, Mar 31st, 2006 @ 12:48pm

    Re: Re:

    "You also do not reply to the comment properly, making threaded reading hard for everyone"

    I don't use threaded reading, I wasn't even aware.

    "You are treating people like statistics. You don't care if 3 billion people die of cancer as long as it isn't you. You don't care about people who are suffering. These are people we are talking about, not just statistics, not just numbers on paper."

    I'm just trying to be unbiased. I do care if 3 billion people die, thats a lot of people. but if 3 billion people HAVE to die, no-matter-fucking-what, then I'd rather have it be people that aren't sane enough to enjoy life, aren't conscious, or are a threat to the rest of the population. like AIDS victims. there is reasoning in every single category of candidates that I've mentioned.

     

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    Dam, Mar 31st, 2006 @ 12:49pm

    Re:

    If I survey a random 905 people on the street, I'd be willing to wager at least 85% will be heavy mobile users.


    I'm a heavy user, but why does my weight have anything to do with my phone?

    :Sarcasm dispenser off:

     

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    Invidious, Mar 31st, 2006 @ 1:22pm

    Triage

    Every day all over the world, rational people practice triage. Easily defined, it means:
    1. A process for sorting injured people into groups based on their need for or likely benefit from immediate medical treatment.
    2. A system used to allocate a scarce commodity, such as food, only to those capable of deriving the greatest benefit from it.
    3. A process in which things are ranked in terms of importance or priority.

    If we are to continue our self-destructive paths, we will have to make tough choices as to who survives and who does not. Cell phones are nice but to use one very often in light of all these, in my opinion, not so surprising discoveries concerning how human health is influenced negatively by them, is not terribly bright. We must concentrate our limited resources on those who show they can make reasonable choices towards maintaining a healthy lifestyle versus those who heedlessly do as they wish to do, regardless of the negative impact.

     

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    Zeroth404, Mar 31st, 2006 @ 1:37pm

    "If we are to continue our self-destructive paths, we will have to make tough choices as to who survives and who does not"

    I'm having a terrible time trying to determine whether or not you are pro-traige or anti-triage. self-destructive? is that a bad thing as it seems you're implying, or are you advocating these "tough choices" ?

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Mar 31st, 2006 @ 1:38pm

    we could wear earphones... smaller magnets...duh

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Mar 31st, 2006 @ 1:42pm

     

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    Invidious, Mar 31st, 2006 @ 1:43pm

    Zeroth404: "I'm having a terrible time trying to determine whether or not you are pro-traige or anti-triage."

    I'm saying triage is eventually unavoidable and acceptable:

    "We must concentrate our limited resources on those who show they can make reasonable choices towards maintaining a healthy lifestyle versus those who heedlessly do as they wish to do, regardless of the negative impact"

     

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    Get with it, Mar 31st, 2006 @ 1:46pm

    Stats

    You are more likely to slip and fall in the shower ending your life to to even contract cancer. Now if you happen to be one of the unlucky people to contract cancer the only people you have to blame are your parents (genetics) and or your self what you eat mostly!! IF RF causes cancer which it can in extremly high amounts like x rays. Your cell phone is unable to put out that kinda of radiation I work in the cell phone industry and the phone are limited to milliaps of power barly enough to run your watch. This arugment and study are excersices in futility sorry for the spelling errorrs im working rignht fixing all your cell phones

     

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    Kratos, Mar 31st, 2006 @ 2:12pm

    You can call me cruel or crass, but I see Zeroth's point.

    If 3 billion people are going to die of cancer, then it may as well be those who are already at the end of their road. If I get cancer, I'll spend the last 6 months or whatever sorting out my life. Getting laid, getting wasted, and doing all the things that many "normal" people never do, because, they "don't have time." I'll tell you how doesn't have time; the 12 year old girl who was abducted and is being raped and murdered at this moment. I don't know who she is and where she is, but the knowledge of it happening still makes me all the more worried for our survival.

    So, cancer kills us. Big whoop. So do cars, fire, bears, and Muslim Fundimentalists.

     

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    Don Gray, Mar 31st, 2006 @ 2:14pm

    Re: Zeroth404

    Funny,

    I'd start with seemingly intelligent people who feel they can logically cull the herd...

     

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    Robert S, Mar 31st, 2006 @ 2:18pm

    Great discussion..

     

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    Ponder, Mar 31st, 2006 @ 2:28pm

    Common sense

    If radio waves caused cancer we'd all be dead from the TV and radio channels, natural radio sources, never mind any form of medical scanning or two way radios etc. They are very well controled not to give out that kind of power. Strong dones will kill. For example: cellphone power measured in milliwatts-no damage, microwave oven measured in Kilowatts-will cock you to a crisp in a few minutes. They operate on similar frequencies-different strengths.

     

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    dot, Mar 31st, 2006 @ 2:44pm

    keep using your cellphones

    The article also states:

    "The study also shows that the rise in risk is noticeable for tumors on the side of the head where the phone was said to be used," it added.

    But don't let that spoil your criticism of the study. Just like cigarrette smokers complaining that smoking cant possibly cause cancer.

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Mar 31st, 2006 @ 3:04pm

    0_o

     

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    Rob Booth, Mar 31st, 2006 @ 4:17pm

    Re: Reply to ZEROTH404's comment

    You unsensative jerk, your certainly would not be saying that if you were one of those diagnosed with it. AND NO, I don't have cancer.

     

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    wiplost123, Mar 31st, 2006 @ 8:54pm

    Re: half the population

    Hmm... well do you want to be in that half of the population that dies?

     

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    Rick Cooper, The PDA Pro, Mar 31st, 2006 @ 10:07pm

    Use a headset

    Well, for starters, use a headset. Either bluetooth or wired.This will at least move the phone away from your brain. I still see far too many people walking around with a phone glued to their head.

    Consider using email, SMS or instant messaging on your mobile device when convenient.

    Finally, there's a company that promotes a product they say will reduce the risk of exposure from using a cell phone or cordless phone. I won't mention it here because I don't want to promote it directly.

    Something to think about.

     

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    Tin Ear, Mar 31st, 2006 @ 10:35pm

    I figure it this way...

    Getting BORN will eventually KILL you. Face it. They best I can ask for is to die in as much comfort as I can manage. I'm not young, and I have had cancer in the past (kidney, BTW) so the best I can hope for is to go with style and grace..

     

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    Caliber, Apr 1st, 2006 @ 1:20pm

    Re: Can you hear me now?

    Everyone is so worried about RF signals causing cancer. What about the THOUSANDS of employees that work 8-10 hours a day 7 days a week within a close proximity of large, powerful, Broadcasting centres? TV, and FM radio being the highest wattage output of them all. If RF was that much of a problem we would be hearing about it more often from other high risk groups not just the ass in the porche who is too self-righteous to put the damn thing down.

     

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    Zeroth404, Apr 1st, 2006 @ 1:23pm

    Re: Re: Reply to ZEROTH404's comment

    "You unsensative jerk, your certainly would not be saying that if you were one of those diagnosed with it. AND NO, I don't have cancer."

    My proposal is the best I've seen. I don't hear any suggestions coming through, only your trolling insults and stupidity.

     

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    Justin, Apr 1st, 2006 @ 4:31pm

    Phones are overrated. Use the internet for communication. Then again, sitting in front of a monitor for hours on end will probably cause cancer. Where is the study on that?

    J

     

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    ChocoTuar, Apr 2nd, 2006 @ 7:09pm

    Re: Re: Reply to ZEROTH404's comment

    I don't know if the original poster feels the same way, but I can honestly admit that I have no fear of death. I also believe that I could say that looking down the barrel of a gun.

    My reasoning is that we're all going to die eventually, why does it matter when you go? You just have to always be right with God, then you will have no worries.

    The only thing I fear is the reaction of my death. The way my family will take it. I think I'll have to tell them not to grieve for me...

     

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    Zeroth404, Apr 3rd, 2006 @ 10:16am

    Re: Re: Re: Reply to ZEROTH404's comment

    "You just have to always be right with God"

    born to follow, huh?

     

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    Tyesha, Jun 1st, 2006 @ 11:19am

    cell phones

    Will there be a conclusion that cell phones will cause cancer and is there a cure for it?

     

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    stan, Feb 23rd, 2007 @ 12:02pm

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    Personally, I'd rather not die from cancer, thank you. What if you are one of those 50%?

     

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    cells phones

    Well from my recent study in the field of science. I have proven that phones give you cancer. And unfortuntly you will die. I first tested this on rats and 9 out of 10 rats died. I guess the last rat was a real man.

     

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