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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    Andrew Strasser, 31 Mar 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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