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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    Anonymous Coward, 31 Mar 2006 @ 12:43pm


    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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