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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    Kratos, 31 Mar 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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