>>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.
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!
Whatchu talkin' 'bout?
As far as I know the death rate is still at 100%.