Cell Phones and Cancer

Discussion in 'Biology & Genetics' started by thecollage, Jul 24, 2008.

  1. thecollage Registered Senior Member

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    I the recent email from a Dr. he stated to his staff the keep cell phones away from their heads, use headsets, speakerphone, etc.

    My question is what about wearing them on your hip or putting them in a pocket? Could that cause medical issues with other parts of your body?
     
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  3. draqon Banned Banned

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    well yeah sure it can cause some medical issues if you use it constantly or have it turned on all the time...its just that the head is of higher priority than say the arm.
     
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  5. Syzygys As a mother, I am telling you Valued Senior Member

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    Finally some good news. I can't wait until these people start to drop like flies...
     
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  7. draqon Banned Banned

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    thier use of cellphones also damages you too...so dont be amazed if you drop like fly too...
     
  8. Doreen Valued Senior Member

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    “The weight of the evidence is clear: cell phones do cause brain cancer,” said Dr. Devras Davis, president, Environmental Health Trust.
     
  9. exchemist Valued Senior Member

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    But she seems to be on her own in this opinion.......

    So what are we to think?
     
  10. Billy T Use Sugar Cane Alcohol car Fuel Valued Senior Member

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    Show me the evidence, not some environmentalist's or MD's opinion

    Cell phone radiation is not high enough frequency to be ionizing. It can only heat, and very little of that – much less than a hatless head in the sun. Many people have crazy ideas about cell phones causing cancer. etc.

    • Note that even if the subject already had a brain tumor, it was not made worse nor caused by cell phone - not related to frequency of phone use nor was tumor more common on side of head phone was held against.*
    The National Cancer Society has no reason to cover up a cancer problem.

    The NIH's National Cancer Institute came to same "cell phones are not a cause of cancer" conclusion See: http://www.cancer.gov/about-cancer/causes-prevention/risk/radiation/cell-phones-fact-sheet

    * The EM field on cell phone side of the head is about 10 times stronger than on the opposite side. Yet there is no preference of brain tumors for that more intensely radiated side.

    In the literature there are two studies that show cell phones can have slight effect on rate of glucose utilization in the brain via the tiny thermal effects; but they contradict each other. One measured slight increase, and the other a slight decrease!

    Sitting with sun shining on one side of the head gives a much larger thermal effect. Cell phones can only make a very weak thermal effect. I doubt that you can even sense the heating with hand clamped around the antenna.
     
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  11. exchemist Valued Senior Member

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    Yes indeed. I've now looked up this "Environmental Health Trust". It seemed to have been founded by this Davis woman and to have a staff of precisely two people with any relevant expertise, one being Davis herself (whose only credentials are a PhD in "Science Studies") and the other being another person with training in epidemiology. It apparently operates out of a village in Wyoming with a population of 300.

    Oh dear, my crank detector seems to have gone off.......

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