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#11492 26-Jan-2007 17:27
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http://www.mad4mobilephones.com/news/373/

New report released today suggests that people who use mobile phones a lot, have a 40% higher chance of developing a cancer on the side of their head where they use their phone.

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Will this make you use a headset/speakerphone more often?

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  #58939 26-Jan-2007 17:36
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simon14: http://www.mad4mobilephones.com/news/373/

New report released today suggests that people who use mobile phones a lot, have a 40% higher chance of developing a cancer on the side of their head where they use their phone.

Peoples thoughts?

Will this make you use a headset/speakerphone more often?


1. Bleh... the study is 10% based on 10 year old hardware, 10% based on 9 year old hardware... (you see where im going with this). If you used a high powered phone next to your head, then the risk *probably* increases, but as the trend goes towards lower powered units (for all sorts of reasons), surely the risk decreases also. Id wager that someone who uses a 1996 cellphone constantly, would be at much higher risk than someone who uses a 2006 cellphone for the same period of time. Of course this is mere uninformed speculative guessing and generalisation on my part, but you did ask for thoughts :-)

2. No.







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#58954 26-Jan-2007 19:19
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simon14: New report released today suggests that people who use mobile phones a lot, have a 40% higher chance of developing a cancer on the side of their head where they use their phone.

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Sorry, I can't think now...

Seriously? "Suggests" is the keyword in the whole thing.







 

 

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I recall a year ago having a very interesting conversation with a gentleman over from the UK who, seemed quite obsessed with this topic. So much so that he had some sort of meter that he used near cell sites to measure the emr levels - his conclusions was that GSM produced alot more emr than CDMA. He also told me of a conversation he had with a technician employed installing cell sites for Vodafone and was told not to walk directly in front of the transmitter as it will make him sterile.

I did some googling and found similar comparisons between CDMA and GSM with GSM being the most harmful.

I use a bluetooth headset for convenience not because of emr concerns - I'm Samoan, the thickness of my skull would prevent any emr's getting anywhere near my brain. :)


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  #58957 26-Jan-2007 19:34
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The funny thing is, even if it was proven that mobile phones caused cancer, I bet the majority of people wouldn't stop using them!!

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  #58960 26-Jan-2007 20:06
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and dnt we have the cellphone in our pockets most of the time anyway? so before we fry our brains we wil all be sterile.

So why do GSM phones make spekers beep? is it related?

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#58963 26-Jan-2007 21:38

Yes they do. But you have to eat minimum 10 mobile per day to increase your chance of developing cancer.
So dont eat them. Or don't eat more then 10 per day please.




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  #58964 26-Jan-2007 21:44
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Penn & Teller did an excellent episode about cellphones and cancer and all the stupid things people sell. Like copper plates that you put in the ear piece.


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#58968 26-Jan-2007 21:53
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So dont eat them. Or don't eat more then 10 per day please.
Perhaps the cellphone sellers should put warning labels on them so some Americans don't get any ideas (and sue). 




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  #58969 26-Jan-2007 21:53
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Just drink more coffee, its full of cancer fighting antioxidants!





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  #59034 27-Jan-2007 20:01
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Basically the easiest & arguably smartest thing to do is to just ignore everything you see on the TV and news wesbites about 'latest thing shown to cause cancer' or 'helps fight cancer'.

Mis-information is a bad thing, but just how bad depends on what it is. Personally, I think medical mis-information is the most damaging. Remember, there are organisations out there whom are just anti-cellphones; just looking for dirt on cellphones relating to cancer.




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