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    Study: Cell phone cancer link






    Study: Cell phone cancer link

    A groundbreaking, $30 million study into cell phones has found a link between long term use and brain tumors.

    The World Health Organization is about to reveal that its decade-long investigation has found the devices can lead to cancer — and the internationally-respected body will soon issue a public health message with its findings, London’s Daily Telegraph reported today.

    The conclusion goes against years of assurances by cell phone companies and scientists that cell phone use is safe.

    But last month, Sen. Arlen Specter (D – Pa) organized Senate hearings to examine health implications of talking on-the-go.

    The WHO’s Interphone investigation’s results showed, "a significantly increased risk" of some brain tumors "related to use of mobile phones for a period of ten years or more," the Telegraph reported today.

    The study’s head, Dr. Elisabeth Cardis, said, "In the absence of definitive results and in the light of a number of studies which, though limited, suggest a possible effect of radiofrequency radiation, precautions are important."

    The project carried out studies in 13 countries, talking to tumor sufferers as well as healthy cell phone users, It interviewed 12,800 people.

    The results will be officially published before the end of the year, according to the Telegraph.

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    You got a transceiver held to your head, pushing a signal strong enough to reach the nearest cell tower. Occassional use probably isn't going to be as catastrophic as it is for those who practically have cell phones surgically implanted in their hands....abuse of any type leads to damage of cells and body functions, hell you can od on water.....

    Then you got phones like the Iphone with WiFi and BlueTooth built in, I know that's lower power but it's still factors in on top of the rest of the radio waves....
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    so at what proximity does the cell phone need to be in order for any potential negative effects to show?

    If its in a jeans pocket or purse is it OK? Always wondered that

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    Quote Originally Posted by sara View Post
    I'm tossing my blackberry .. no more texting, mo more emailing
    You can Text, you'll only get hand cancer....like KEFE had when he first started here and then he died of it but then he drank a Mountain Dew or Sprite and cured it and he came back to life......
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    but oh they have yet to be experienced and that makes aging so very worth it...ML circa2012

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