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Cell Phones more deadly than Cigarettes? Will higher taxes, insurance premiums and ban be in order?
Associated Content ^ | March 31st, 2008 | Bobby Tall Horse

Posted on 03/31/2008 9:06:53 AM PDT by stillafreemind

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To: stillafreemind
From the article:

"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."

So predictable.

"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.

41 posted on 03/31/2008 9:53:01 AM PDT by chs68
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To: Kimberly GG

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.


42 posted on 03/31/2008 9:54:30 AM PDT by stillafreemind
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To: stillafreemind

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.


43 posted on 03/31/2008 9:55:30 AM PDT by knightforhire
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To: i_dont_chat

It was recommended that you not get too close to the screen.


44 posted on 03/31/2008 9:55:47 AM PDT by Retired Chemist
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To: stillafreemind

Maybe when everything is deemed to be more dangerous than cigarettes, we can have our cigarettes back.


45 posted on 03/31/2008 9:58:40 AM PDT by elkfersupper
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To: stillafreemind

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.


46 posted on 03/31/2008 9:58:46 AM PDT by Thebaddog (Dog breath? I don't think so.)
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To: Thebaddog
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.

This is what science has become?

47 posted on 03/31/2008 9:59:10 AM PDT by HoosierHawk
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To: HoosierHawk

This isn’t science, it’s self promotion.


48 posted on 03/31/2008 10:00:37 AM PDT by Thebaddog (Dog breath? I don't think so.)
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To: elkfersupper

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?


49 posted on 03/31/2008 10:05:14 AM PDT by stillafreemind
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To: Thebaddog
I assert that he's cherry picking the facts and running to the microphones.

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.

50 posted on 03/31/2008 10:09:19 AM PDT by Gabz (Don't tell my mom I'm a lobbyist, she thinks I'm a piano player in a whorehouse)
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To: Retired Chemist
The study has not been peer reviewed

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.

51 posted on 03/31/2008 10:10:42 AM PDT by Gabz (Don't tell my mom I'm a lobbyist, she thinks I'm a piano player in a whorehouse)
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To: Gabz

I agree. What’s good for the goose’s gravy is good for the gander’s gravy.


52 posted on 03/31/2008 10:11:48 AM PDT by stillafreemind
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To: stillafreemind

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!


53 posted on 03/31/2008 10:12:24 AM PDT by MEGoody (Ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.)
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This isn’t science, it’s self promotion.

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.

54 posted on 03/31/2008 10:13:10 AM PDT by Gabz (Don't tell my mom I'm a lobbyist, she thinks I'm a piano player in a whorehouse)
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To: AbeKrieger
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.

I wish it was just the 300 pound women in supermarkets.

55 posted on 03/31/2008 10:14:01 AM PDT by MEGoody (Ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.)
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To: A_perfect_lady
Whoa, $10 a month??? Pay as you go??? Can you tell me more about this??

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.

56 posted on 03/31/2008 10:14:31 AM PDT by TexasRepublic (When hopelessness replaces hope, it opens the door to evil.)
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57 posted on 03/31/2008 10:14:45 AM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (Save The Earth. It's The Only Planet With Chocolate.)
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58 posted on 03/31/2008 10:15:03 AM PDT by RandallFlagg (Satisfaction was my sin)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

Whoa...there for a minute I thought that was the second hand smoke detector going off! Whew!!


59 posted on 03/31/2008 10:17:05 AM PDT by stillafreemind
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To: gondramB

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!


60 posted on 03/31/2008 10:20:26 AM PDT by Don W ( Did you hear about the guy whose whole left side was cut off? . . . He's all right now...)
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