Skip to comments.Do Cellphones Cause Brain Cancer?
Posted on 05/02/2011 6:05:26 AM PDT by neverdem
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Your concept was thought of a while back. It’s called Nerve Attenuation Syndrome, or the “black shakes,” caused by overexposure to all of the electromagnetic radiation around us. It was the central plot mover of the 1995 film Johnny Mnemonic starring Keanu Reeves (based on the 1981 short story by William Gibson, but the NAS concept was only in the movie).
lol...here we go again. Someone should photoshop the “Not this **** again” guy with a cellphone into his hand...
FReepmail me if you want on or off my health and science ping list.
Perhaps when switched off :-)
Check the IPhone specs. When talking in low reception area it's 3W microwave blasting one inch from the brain. If there is one, that is.
I know how you feel my friend. I also lost my father to brain cancer.
I hope that one day we learn SOMETHING about this terrible disease. From my father’s sickness, the only thing I learned is that the medical profession is just barely removed from bloodletting and leeches when it comes to the treament and prevention of Brain Cancer. It remains a horrible, uncurable nightmare.
Radiation and electromagnetic waves and fields are not the same thing. Not even close. That somebody died from drinking cyanide from a Dixie cup says nothing about drinking water from one.
Brick mobile phones, analog cell phones, and your latest IPHONE are not the same technology, nor they have the same microwave output. The newest technology is the worst offender.
And your evidence is?
Average condo dweller is exposed to more than 20 wireless routers, cordless phones, microwaves, security cameras and so on, his or neighbor's.
Not to mention all sorts of waves and magnetic fields from electrical lines that have engulfed and surrounded every room in our houses for the last 100 or so years. Then there's magnetism and radiation from the earth itself and from all sorts of dastardly things beamed at us from the sun and from space. And don't forget those electrical signals the brain is sending through nerves. If I was a cell in the body I sure wouldn't want to be near all the radiation emitted from the spine. Electrical signals are the one and only internal signaling method in animal life. Does it really make sense that they are somehow harmful?
I am positive that 30 years down the road people will look at us the same way we look at the people who put their perfectly good hands into X-ray machines.
I am positive that in thirty you will have completely forgotten about the prediction you made; just like the guys that made the exact same predictions 30 and 60 years ago did.
Regarding field theory, the cell phone is placed adjacent to the temple, and the field intensity varies with the cube root of the distance from the emitter. If there is an operational risk to cellular phones, problems adjacent to that part of the body would be the most prone to the exposure.
Since some medical evidence takes decades to assimilate, it isn’t implausible for such a risk to exist.
I'm not seeing that spec, GSM peaks at 2W, and the others use lower power. Three watts is blasting? In any case, it's still microwave, which is non-ionizing radiation. The most this type of radiation can do is burn you. Serious burns can lead to cell damage, but these power levels will at most very slightly warm you. Non-ionizing radiation can't strip electrons off of atoms, causing the DNA damage that can lead to cancer.
Studies of literally hundreds of thousands of people have not been able to show a decent link between cell phones and cancer.
Not mine. Numerous research results in Europe, even in U.S.
It's a free country. Everybody votes with his wallet what is best for him and his/her children.
How about this European research, the Danes followed 420,000 people for up to 21 years. This was almost since cell phones were introduced there in 1981, so it included many people using the the old high-wattage analog phones. The result:
“We found no evidence for an association between tumor risk and cellular telephone use among either short-term or long-term users. Moreover, the narrow confidence intervals provide evidence that any large association of risk of cancer and cellular telephone use can be excluded.”
Here is what NIH has to say based on WHO recommendation of cautionary approach.
Again, it's a free country. Let people make their own decisons.
Let me put it this way. G. Gordon Liddy described in an interview how an ordinary pencil can be used as a deadly weapon. It does not mean that sale of pencils should be banned. But it also alerts you to know what could happen next (danger) if someone is holding pencil the way Liddy described it, regardless what he says (marketing)
Should you carry Iphone/BB in the front pocket of your jeans? You be the judge. It's your asset management.
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