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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"Of course, the Mobile Operators Association more or less dismissed the study of Khurana's. They referred to it as selective discussion of scientific literature by one individual."
"Big Mobile Phone" dismisses science.
I wonder when Henry Waxman will call the Directors of "Big Mobile Phone" to a committee meeting and lecture them on the evils of using mobile phones.
LOL..I’m with you! I don’t think cell phone users are taking to this news. Dr. Khurana will be taken through the knot hole frontwards and backwards, cause no one wants to hear that their pet baby is a trouble maker.
What is curious about cell phone microwave technology is that this massive incorporation of it into society was permitted by governments without any definitive study about the impact of microwaves upon human bodies. Typical human stupidity, arrogance and love affair with its inventions. The “STUDY” we are carrying out with microwaves and magnatrons is on live human beings for the next 25 years. I watch the old I’ve Got a Secret Show - Gary Moore and the guests are smoking up a storm. Back in the 50’s and 60’s and before smoking was considered safe especially with filters and the industry squashed all the studies saying otherwise. But humans liked the nicotine impact on their emotions and so they ignored it all. Same with the cell phone - humans like being able to talk wherever they are whenever they want - some sort of verbal addiction. So no amount of science will stop this until millions and millions start dying from brain tumors.
It was recommended that you not get too close to the screen.
Maybe when everything is deemed to be more dangerous than cigarettes, we can have our cigarettes back.
Go back to his website and you will find that you can get a manual on brain surgery. The doc is way too much into self promotion., IMHO.
This is what science has become?
This isn’t science, it’s self promotion.
Two reasons that can’t happen.
1. The money we have to pour out for our “habit”. How would the government continue to run so smoothly?(!)
2. Who would non smokers degrade?
I would assert you are correct.
Reminds of all the nonsense about banning smoking in bars and restaurants........this is exactly how they got away with all that cherry picking.
But unlike the issue of secondhand smoke, once this one is peer-reviewed and it is shown to have been cherry picked the media will NOT keep quiet about it.
I agree. What’s good for the goose’s gravy is good for the gander’s gravy.
We must ban cell phone use in public! Millions will die horrible deaths due to second hand exposure to cell phones. It’s for the children!
Exactly right. But unlike the self-promotion of the anti-smoker industry, when this is debunked, or doesn't pass peer review the media will be all over it.
I wish it was just the 300 pound women in supermarkets.
TracFone. You can buy the phones and call cards at Walmart or online at www.tracfone.com. They sometimes offer refurbished phones for free if you buy a call card at the normal price.
Whoa...there for a minute I thought that was the second hand smoke detector going off! Whew!!
Cellphone power levels are insignificant, even when held tightly against your head, 0.6 watt. Your skin absorbs more than that from the sun in 5 minutes. The old “brick” phones were quite a bit more powerful (3 watts) and *MAY* have posed a small hazard.
The problem with cellphones is the distraction they are while driving. Talking on a cellphone actually raises your likelihood of an accident above the risk in being legally drunk behind the wheel!