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Carcinogenic Controversy

Posted June 23, 2011 9:30 AM

Thanks to the World Health Organization, the debate about the safety of cell phones rages on. The conclusion of a working group of 31 scientists from 14 countries was that there are no quantitative data linking cell phone usage to brain tumors, and that the risk should be categorized as "possibly carcinogenic." Some say precautions should be taken while others say that putting cell phones in the same risk category as coffee and pickled vegetables is not worth worrying about. What do you think?

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06/23/2011 4:33 PM

I think that those who have something to lose (cell phone makers, cell phone companies) would have threatened grave injury to any scientist who dared to conclude their products/services would cause little Johnny any ill. Pickled vegetables and coffee cause cancer ?? Maybe I am falling into their trap.

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06/24/2011 9:59 AM

The World Health Organization needs to spend its time worrying about much more important things like vaccines, potable water, malaria, AIDS, dysentary, . . . . who the uckfaye cares about whether there might perhaps possibly maybe some small chance that cell phones could under certain circumstances cause cancer??

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06/24/2011 11:07 AM

I suspect that use of cell phones while driving (texting included) causes more deaths than ever will be attributed to brain cancer caused by them.

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06/24/2011 6:08 PM

The WHO VOTED on their doubts, voiced loudly. Since when is science or engineering or even common sense is done by voting?!? Do not have they anything better to do, than drag out this horse already beaten to death multiple times?? Use your own brain to see that it does not pass the sanity test. Pop your battery, and see how much power is in it. Consider your talking time, and you will come up in the 10s of milliWatts.

Your resting body radiates like a 100 Watts lightbulb. Heavy exertion 300 Watts. Hallo, any comparison?!?

For the perennial worrywarts still worrying, I suggest:

1,. Park your phone over your well developed behind. It might heat some fat there, nothing valuable.

2,. Use wired or wireless earpiece. They generate microwatts around your head.

3,. Those not knowing their kilowatt from their microwatts: what the heck are they doing here? Flaunting their flagrant ignorance??

By the way, interestingly, many Md.s fall into the last category. I figure, they think, that their diploma entitles them to competency in any area.

To illustrate: how many mg/ml = ?? mol/ml = ?? IU, to ask the reverse question. I do not know, and bet, you do not either. On the other hand MD.s have to. While it is their area of competency, cellphones are definitely not.

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06/24/2011 11:29 PM

You sound like someone whom has done research on this...doubtful. How many milli-watts would be harmful to a brain which works on less power than that? Do you know...doubtful. Maybe research conducted by other than invested types would be better received. The sanity test said many years ago that only birds could fly. Gotta love Orville, Wilbur and Kitty Hawk, NC for refusing to comply with sanity speak.

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