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Can Cellphones Cause Cancer? Experts Surprised By Latest Tests
pittsburgh.cbslocal.com ^ | March 29, 2018 at 6:21 pm | Staff

Posted on 04/02/2018 6:35:18 AM PDT by Red Badger

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – Can cellphones really cause cancer? It’s been a question that’s dogged researchers for years.

However, a group of experts say the results of some tests are pretty surprising.

Millions of people constantly call, text, click, take pictures and play on cellphones.

Even the top cellular radiation researchers from around the world have a hard time untethering.

But, they gathered recently in North Carolina to talk about cellphone concerns and whether they really do increase the chances of developing cancer.

The panel voted that the results from years of testing on mice and rats were more significant than originally thought.

They say they found clear evidence that phone radiation caused tumors in the hearts of rats, which were similar to tumors in people.

“In humans, it’s seen in the vestibular nerve, in the ear, the acoustic nerve. We found it in the heart, although our animals were exposed in their whole body condition,” John Bucher said.

“While a given animal is not making a cellphone call, they are, throughout their short two-year lifetime getting the same exposure that we expect people to get in their 70-plus years of life,” Dr. Devra Davis, of Environmental Health Trust, said.

Activists are now calling for more protections, citing separate studies from France and Italy.

“Many brain tumor lawsuits going on right now that are waiting for a study like this to prove that people’s brain tumors were caused by their cellphone radiation,” Kevin Mottus, of the California Brain Tumor Association, said.

There are new concerns on the horizon as 5G, which is a stronger broadband system, is about to debut.

Some activists say the government has a responsibility to increase regulations.

“And I think it’s the responsibility of the ones making the phones to make them as safe as possible, and I’m sure they can do better than what we actually have,” Dr. Annie Sasco said.

Both activists and researchers agree that people can minimize any risk by holding phones away from the body when in use and not putting them in your pocket.


TOPICS: Health/Medicine; Science
KEYWORDS: 4g; 5g; ahhhwereallgonnadie; apple; broadband; cancer; carcinoma; cellphone; fb; health; htc; internet; iphone; lg; mice; microwaves; radiation; rats; samsung; zte
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Another good reason I don't have one......................
1 posted on 04/02/2018 6:35:18 AM PDT by Red Badger
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To: Red Badger

I’m not buying this one. It sounds like a conclusion in search of data to support it.


2 posted on 04/02/2018 6:38:27 AM PDT by AppyPappy (Don't mistake your dorm political discussions with the desires of the nation)
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To: Red Badger

Here come the lawyers.


3 posted on 04/02/2018 6:38:58 AM PDT by facedown (Armed in the Heartland)
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To: AppyPappy

I have rats in my shed.

Maybe I should buy them a cellphone........................


4 posted on 04/02/2018 6:40:31 AM PDT by Red Badger (The people who call Trump a tyrant are the same people who want the president to confiscate weapons.)
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To: facedown

Never let a good specious cause go to waste.......................


5 posted on 04/02/2018 6:41:21 AM PDT by Red Badger (The people who call Trump a tyrant are the same people who want the president to confiscate weapons.)
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To: Red Badger
About a decade ago, I read Brain Surgeon by Keith Black, a neurosurgeon affiliated with Cedars-Sinai in Los Angeles. I recall Dr. Black was convinced that cell phones could cause brain tumors and that he had seen patients with brains tumors who were obsessive cell phone users whose tumors were on whichever side of the head they held their cell phones.
6 posted on 04/02/2018 6:41:51 AM PDT by utahagen (but but)
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To: Red Badger

This is worth looking into. I recently saw a collection of school science experiments with growing plants near phones and WiFi. The students actually documented differences. I recall a friend his engineering masters did a related study showing results. And from my nuclear studies, many, many years ago, I’m not surprised. Look at WiFi and the broadcast from a router. I figure phones and WiFi have impact. How much, what level becomes dangerous? Will my kids have issues later because of iPads on their laps. I worry about that, remind them to not sit them on their laps—a losing battle. Even Bluetooth, what longterm impact of having one stuck in your ear?


7 posted on 04/02/2018 6:43:47 AM PDT by Reno89519 (If Trump can't deliver and folds like a typical Republican, maybe he should be impeached.)
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To: Red Badger

Science is not subject to a vote.


8 posted on 04/02/2018 6:47:16 AM PDT by Arm_Bears (Hey, Rocky--Watch me pull a rabbit out of my hat!)
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To: Red Badger

“not putting them in your pocket.”

Where are you supposed to put them? In your shoe? I suppose men are supposed to start carrying purses.


9 posted on 04/02/2018 6:48:52 AM PDT by rightwingcrazy
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To: utahagen

Microwaves aren’t just for cooking bacon..............................

If your microwave oven leaked as much RF energy as your cellphone emits, it would fail the leakage test and never leave the factory.............


10 posted on 04/02/2018 6:48:52 AM PDT by Red Badger (The people who call Trump a tyrant are the same people who want the president to confiscate weapons.)
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To: rightwingcrazy

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11 posted on 04/02/2018 6:49:56 AM PDT by Red Badger (The people who call Trump a tyrant are the same people who want the president to confiscate weapons.)
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To: Arm_Bears

The panel voted that the results from years of testing on mice and rats were more significant than originally thought.


ahh, but this is not science...................

so then, what is it?


12 posted on 04/02/2018 6:50:09 AM PDT by PeterPrinciple (Thinking Caps are no longer being issued but there must be a warehouse full of them somewhere.)
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To: Red Badger

Whenever you have to vote on science, it isn’t science.


13 posted on 04/02/2018 6:51:15 AM PDT by Salvavida (The Missouri citizen's militia sends its regards.)
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To: Red Badger

“The panel voted that the results “

ya....that’s the scientific method we all learned.........


14 posted on 04/02/2018 6:51:46 AM PDT by G Larry (There is no great virtue in bargaining with the Devil)
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To: AppyPappy

Both activists and researchers agree that people can minimize any risk by holding phones away from the body when in use and not putting them in your pocket.


Maybe we should jump on board with this and invest in landlines and pay phones?


15 posted on 04/02/2018 6:52:49 AM PDT by PeterPrinciple (Thinking Caps are no longer being issued but there must be a warehouse full of them somewhere.)
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To: PeterPrinciple

I’ll take “Pseudo-scientists Trying to Keep the Funding Gravy Train Rolling” for $500, Alex.


16 posted on 04/02/2018 6:54:05 AM PDT by Arm_Bears (Hey, Rocky--Watch me pull a rabbit out of my hat!)
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To: G Larry

17 posted on 04/02/2018 6:54:12 AM PDT by TADSLOS (Alex Jones isn’t quite the wing nut now, all things considered.)
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To: Reno89519
I worry about that, remind them to not sit them on their laps—a losing battle.

Have your kids do this:

Take a slice of bacon, put it in your microwave oven, turn it on for one minute.

Then tell them, "If this microwave leaked as much energy as your cellphones and iPads put out, it would fail the safety test at the factory and never be sold."................

18 posted on 04/02/2018 6:55:32 AM PDT by Red Badger (The people who call Trump a tyrant are the same people who want the president to confiscate weapons.)
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To: Red Badger

They are subjecting the animals to radiation stronger than that experienced by people using a cell phone.
Assuming that the radio signals coming from the phone cause cancer, there is no way for the manufacturers to make them safer, and it is stupid to suggest that they can.
The only way to “make them safer” is to keep the phone far from the body at all times, especially when a call is being made. But that would defeat the entire purpose for which they are made! (The inverse-square law).
You want something to worry about? Wireless charging. It charges by induction, without any cable connection. The charger that is charging your phone is inducing a current in you as well. So if you keep the damned thing by your bed, you are getting charged too. And no one is talking about it.


19 posted on 04/02/2018 6:56:08 AM PDT by I want the USA back (Lying Media: willing and eager allies of the hate-America left. PS. f*ck the media.)
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Science is not subject to a vote.

I believe that was a typo. 'Voted' should probably read 'Noted'.

20 posted on 04/02/2018 6:56:26 AM PDT by pgkdan (The Silent Majority STILL Stands With TRUMP!)
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