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.
Not only are they more dangerous to cigarettes, they are tougher to light.
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.
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.
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?
I remember rumors that television would cause cancer. Anyone else remember this?
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
Any smokers for some popcorn?
Oh great- yet another “curse on society” that we must be rescued from.