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    Re: WHO: Cell phone use can increase possible cancer risk

    Quote Originally Posted by Temporal View Post
    My cell phone gives me headaches after long calls, so now I just put it on speaker phone. I do agree that there is a health risk even though I don't have proof of it. It's low frequency microwave radiation. That has to do something if you're in a 1.5 hour phone call!
    I agree. This probably only effects those who talk constantly on their cell phone for hours on end.

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    Re: WHO: Cell phone use can increase possible cancer risk

    From the actual Press Release from WHO:

    The evidence was reviewed critically, and overall evaluated as being limited2 among users of wireless telephones for glioma and acoustic neuroma, and inadequate3 to draw conclusions for other types of cancers. The evidence from the occupational and environmental exposures mentioned above was similarly judged inadequate. The Working Group did not quantitate the risk; however, one study of past cell phone use (up to the year 2004), showed a 40% increased risk for gliomas in the highest category of heavy users (reported average: 30 minutes per day over a 10‐year period).
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    Dr Jonathan Samet (University of Southern California, USA), overall Chairman of the Working Group, indicated that "the evidence, while still accumulating, is strong enough to support a conclusion and the 2B classification. The conclusion means that there could be some risk, and therefore we need to keep a close watch for a link between cell phones and cancer risk.""Given the potential consequences for public health of this classification and findings," said IARC Director Christopher Wild, "it is important that additional research be conducted into the long‐term, heavy use of mobile phones. Pending the availability of such information, it is important to take pragmatic measures to reduce exposure such as hands‐free devices or texting. "
    The Working Group considered hundreds of scientific articles; the complete list will be published in the Monograph. It is noteworthy to mention that several recent in‐press scientific articles4 resulting from the Interphone study were made available to the working group shortly before it was due to convene, reflecting their acceptance for publication at that time, and were included in the evaluation.
    A concise report summarizing the main conclusions of the IARC Working Group and the evaluations of the carcinogenic hazard from radiofrequency electromagnetic fields (including the use of mobile telephones) will be published in The Lancet Oncology in its July 1 issue, and in a few days online.
    This is the problem when CNN and the rest of the media get base their articles off of AP articles that don't actually look beyond the headline of the WHO press release. The working group did not find a connection between cell phone use and brain cancer, but there may be some risk and therefore we need to keep an eye on future studies. This is a much different conclusion then "Cell Phone Use Can Increase Possible Cancer Risk", though they technically are saying the same thing.
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    Re: WHO: Cell phone use can increase possible cancer risk

    Quote Originally Posted by Erod View Post
    I agree. This probably only effects those who talk constantly on their cell phone for hours on end.

    We're going to have a lot less women.
    How misogynist can you get.

    Did it occur to you that I'm in a field that requires constant phone contact outside of the office?

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    Re: WHO: Cell phone use can increase possible cancer risk

    Quote Originally Posted by Whovian View Post
    interesting that they produce no specifics... like X amount of cell phone use over Y amount of times increases your risk of cancer by Z percentage.
    There is insufficient data to make those kinds of conclusions.
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    Re: WHO: Cell phone use can increase possible cancer risk

    Another fine example of the turgid organization that WHO is.
    Make broad claims of possible danger, for real reason.

    Hey folks, gasoline is carcinogenic.
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    Re: WHO: Cell phone use can increase possible cancer risk

    Quote Originally Posted by tessaesque View Post
    Life will kill you. I don't know why we're getting so up in arms over this.
    Exactly. I see no problems eating crap everyday, dumping a salt shaker in my mouth, smoking a few packs and drinking like a fish. After all, I am gonna die like the rest of them.
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    Re: WHO: Cell phone use can increase possible cancer risk

    Quote Originally Posted by Middleground View Post
    Exactly. I see no problems eating crap everyday, dumping a salt shaker in my mouth, smoking a few packs and drinking like a fish. After all, I am gonna die lik ethe rest of them.
    Okay...or we can resort to sarcasm....

    My point was...every day we learn about something that's going to kill us...and even if we don't use that particular something, somebody else will and it will still kill us. I've seen people work themselves into a panic, almost living in clean rooms...just to avoid all of these "dangers" to their lives. We're all gonna die. Some sooner than others, but we'll all die. I see no reason to freak out and panic over every little thing. I can try to be healthy and live in a healthy way to promote my quality of life, but I'm not worrying about the "mights" and "could haves".
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    Re: WHO: Cell phone use can increase possible cancer risk

    Quote Originally Posted by Chappy View Post
    Once again, San Francisco led the nation almost a year ago.

    See also: San Francisco set to pass cell phone radiation law



    This from the same WHO that said bird flu was going to kill us all?


    did you read the report? "may cause" seems to be the underlying theme....
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    Re: WHO: Cell phone use can increase possible cancer risk

    I will not wonder if cell phones will be prohibited in five or ten years.
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    Re: WHO: Cell phone use can increase possible cancer risk

    Quote Originally Posted by tessaesque View Post
    Okay...or we can resort to sarcasm....

    My point was...every day we learn about something that's going to kill us...and even if we don't use that particular something, somebody else will and it will still kill us. I've seen people work themselves into a panic, almost living in clean rooms...just to avoid all of these "dangers" to their lives. We're all gonna die. Some sooner than others, but we'll all die. I see no reason to freak out and panic over every little thing. I can try to be healthy and live in a healthy way to promote my quality of life, but I'm not worrying about the "mights" and "could haves".
    We do? Each and every day? Shoot, I miss all of that good stuff!

    Listen, the Who report is not up in arms pointing fingers and shouting that cell phones are deadly. To me, they gave a heads up. Frankly, I am glad for such organizations because I have little doubt there's a lot out there that we--as consumers--are oblivious to. Cigarettes started out to be a healthy thing to suck into out lungs, and had the backing of many doctors. It's kinda funny to think that was possible (now that we know the whole truth). But it certainly did happen. So to me, it *IS* possible that cell phones could cause certain forms of cancer. Fifty years from now, that generation just might shake their heads and think, "WTF were they thinking allowing microwave radiation so close to their heads?"
    No men are anywhere, and Im allowed to go in, because Im the owner of the pageant and therefore Im inspecting it, Trump said... Is everyone OK? You know, theyre standing there with no clothes. Is everybody OK? And you see these incredible looking women, and so I sort of get away with things like that.

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