Skip to comments.Cell Phones more deadly than Cigarettes? Will higher taxes, insurance premiums and ban be in order?
Posted on 03/31/2008 9:06:53 AM PDT by stillafreemind
Dr. Khurana says there may be broader health ramifications than asbestos or smoking. What? Now just think about that. Again, I foresee a huge higher tax on cell phone use and a higher health and life insurance premium. And maybe people (like me) that don't use cell phones unless its an emergency, would rather not be seated in bars and restaurants where cell phones are in use. Ah, can you say ban?
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I can't stand the things. The bandwidth comment is so true!
When they were talking about this on FOX, they also brought up the question of whether or not it was harmful just to have your cell phone on all of the time..even when you are not using it.
Anyone know the answer to that?
I almost always use the speaker phone facility.
My kids are into text messaging instead of talking.
I think we’re probably OK.
Secondhand cell phone?
. METHODS: The Methods outlines the approach used by the author in researching and writing this e-paper. Between December 2006 and March 2008, the author personally reviewed over 100 sources of information extracted from the medical literature (PubMed and Medline searches using keywords and combinations such as "Brain tumour", "Cell Phone", "Mobile Phone", "Base Station", "Electromagnetic Field", "Electromagnetic Radiation", and "Radiofrequency Radiation") and the Internet and popular Press (Google and MSN searches using the same keywords and combinations). Important references are italicised throughout this e-paper.
Now I am more convinced that the doc is a blarney artist. He read 100 articles. He googled words like tumor and cell phone and got what he got. I assert that he's cherry picking the facts and running to the microphones.
I remember rumors that television would cause cancer. Anyone else remember this?
only if it rings and you’re less than a foot away from it. That’s the “safe” distance I find it has to be from the monitor or desktop tower to keep it from what sounds or looks like doing what will damage the pc. It makes your PC’s circuitry make the awful crackling and popping noise, and if close to the monitor- distorts it
Just tried that and no static or anything else happened.
Nanny State PING....................
From the Dr’s study report linked:
“It draws on growing evidence exclusively reported in the IoS in October that using handsets for 10 years or more can double the risk of brain cancer. Cancers take at least a decade to develop, invalidating official safety assurances based on earlier studies which included few, if any, people who had used the phones for that long.”
Notice a similarity here to the AGW scares?
Deniers have to wait until these effects appear (or not) before a new crisis idea can be discarded.
Here, the good doctor sets himself a deadline that will grow or not as the decades advance in the same manner, one would presume, that acceptance and use of mobiles grew.
This concept, too, started with the assumption that inhaling smoke intentionally would harm someone; right now, most lung-cancer victims are in their later years of life and getting sicker with each passing day; most of the older patients were smokers (after all, in the 50s, 50% of the adult population were smokers) during their younger years and slaves to fashion as our young people are today.
We all know that deadly toxins demonstrate immediate harm to the bodily system and slow poisons manifest much later.
At least most people dying of smoking are too sick to have an antenna growing out of their ears.
My brothers business card calls him a “Senior Test engineer”
At work he has a lab that is set up with not only frequency generators but also one of every cell phone, router or anything else he can think of that will generate a signal.That’s so he can make sure that the product his company makes isn’t interfered with by anything else.
He swore to me that he can bring in a hot cup of coffee in the morning leave it untouched all day and it’ll still be hot at the end of eight hours
>> I assert that he’s cherry picking the facts and running to the microphones.
Three words: Tort. Lawyer. Bull$hit.
If anyone knew the definitive answer, this jerk wouldn’t get the opportunity to showboat.
>> they also brought up the question of whether or not it was harmful just to have your cell phone on all of the time..even when you are not using it... Anyone know the answer to that?
Sounds like more pseudoscience BS, but tell you what... keep yours off for a couple of years and get back to us about whether or not you feel better. :-)
Any smokers for some popcorn?
Whoa, $10 a month??? Pay as you go??? Can you tell me more about this??
Oh great- yet another “curse on society” that we must be rescued from.
New study finds living is the leading cause of dying.
The study has not been peer reviewed