Studies

by Carlo Longino




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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    Invidious, 31 Mar 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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