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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Maybe if the greedy bastiges allowed for a bit more bandwidth we could reduce our time on the phone because we could actually understand what was said instead of say “what”, “say that again”, etc.
Can you hear me now?......
Not only are they more dangerous to cigarettes, they are tougher to light.
LOL...you have a point there!
The doc has won awards in 14 of the last 16 years. He knows how to play the system politically, IMHO, and he might just do anything to stay in front of a camera. I suspect the whole thing, starting with the grand statements and no backup in the article.
Time for the trial lawyers and their Dem friends to start attacking BIG CELL PHONE.
>>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?<<
The danger is in holder the transmitter so close to the head. I can see a requirement for speaker phones or headsets being bundled.
But the risk can’t be as high as this guy says because we’d see much higher death rates with most of the population using cell pones.
New tax? No good. But if it turns out that cell phones do cause cancer and insurance companies want to charge higher premiums to those who use them, so be it. Also, no public funding for treatment for people who choose to use them and get sick. (Just like there should be no subsidization for treatment for lung cancer, fatties, etc., etc.)
I wonder if cordless home phones have any effect?
I’ll tell you what, being subjected to “secondhand conversations” of unlimited inanity really does tend to get my blood pressure up. :) I don’t know what it is about three hundred pound women in supermarkets, but seemingly every one of them is glued to their cell phone.
Um, in the comments, Bobby Tall Horse has two links to hit in the article. I hit them both. One took me to a foreign paper and this story. One took me to Dr. Khurana’s website.
I believe the paper is being reviewed by his peers, so it is not published yet. Or that’s my take from reading all three articles.
Oh, I hate that!! I almost never talk on the phone because I can't hear a dang thing. I've got about 2,000 roll over minutes because I spend probably 5 minutes a week on the cell. Just enough to call my two best friends and say "Let's meet up in 20 minutes at such-n-such place!" Anything else can wait till we're seated over a nice cold glass of white wine, and can talk like civilized human beings.
I very infrequently usemy cell, but I plan to sue for secondhand cell transmissions.
See..that’s where I think this slant is interesting.
WILL the Dems go after something that is more harmful than the dreaded cigarette? I’m pretty jaded...I am a smoker. But it would make me laugh my britches off to see cell phone users get treated with the same disrespect as smokers. Just my 2.
I heard someone on FOX talking about that. Yes, they said land line or speaker phone was the safest phone to use.
Hoping someone else heard that and can add more to it!
Personally I find it interesting. A former sister in law died of a brain cancer. The only thing that was different in her life style was that she started doing a nighttime newspaper delivery route. While she was doing the route she was on her cell phone at least 50% of the time. Man that woman could talk and talk.....
Pure anecdotal evidence mind you, so I must say that I find this article interesting.
As for myself I prefer to use a headset connected to the cell phone when I have to use one.