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    WHO: Cell phone use can increase possible cancer risk

    Excerpted from “WHO: Cell phone use can increase possible cancer risk” By Danielle Dellorto, CNN, May 31, 2011 1:49 p.m. EDT
    Radiation from cell phones can possibly cause cancer, according to the World Health Organization. The agency now lists mobile phone use in the same "carcinogenic hazard" category as lead, engine exhaust and chloroform.

    Before its announcement Tuesday, WHO had assured consumers that no adverse health effects had been established.

    A team of 31 scientists from 14 countries, including the United States, made the decision after reviewing peer-reviewed studies on cell phone safety. The team found enough evidence to categorize personal exposure as "possibly carcinogenic to humans." …
    Yet another product that when used as directed may harm you over the long haul. And, of course, it's the kids that are most at risk from a lifetime of exposure.

    “We should follow the positions taken by the tech-savvy Israelis and Finns, and urge simple precautions to keep cell phones from the brain and body, adopting the ALARA principle--(from radiation biology...As Low as Reasonably Achievable) technology …” — Dr. Devra Davis, e-mail, TIME, Tuesday, May 31, 2011

    Read more: A WHO Team of Researchers Conclude That Cell Phones Are "Possibly Carcinogenic" - - TIME Healthland

    And, there was this report last week.

    Excerpted from “Researchers Say New Studies Confirm Cell Phone Hazards; "Stunning proof" ignored in North America, scientists say” By Mark Huffman, ConsumerAffairs.com, 05/23/2011
    Now, a group of international researchers meeting in Istanbul, Turkey has released what they call “stunning proof” that confirms findings from the Council of Europe -- pulsed digital signals from cell phones disrupt DNA, impair brain function and lower sperm count.

    A meeting convened by Environmental Health Trust, with the Turkish cancer society, and Gazi University, revealed the new research that the scientists say shows damage to DNA, brain and sperm.

    Nesrin Seyhan, an advisor to the World Health Organization (WHO) and NATO and head of the Biophysics Department and Bioelectromagnetics Laboratory at Gazi University in Ankara, presented findings that he says confirm the warning that just four hours of exposure to cell phone radiation disrupts the ability of human brain cells to repair damaged genes. …
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    Re: WHO: Cell phone use can increase possible cancer risk

    Once again, San Francisco led the nation almost a year ago.

    See also: San Francisco set to pass cell phone radiation law
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    Re: WHO: Cell phone use can increase possible cancer risk

    Simple solution: speakerphone.

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

    My generation is boned.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by soccerboy22 View Post
    My generation is boned.
    Your generation will live longer than any generation before it. Sheesh.

    Check out what your average 20-year old dude faced in the early 1900s, or better yet, the Middle Ages.

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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
    San Francisco leads the nation in being scared of its own shadow.

    If China wants to attack us, they just need to sneak a few subs into the Bay. The "Americans" will raise the white flag so fast, we'll feel the wind shift in Texas.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Chappy View Post
    Yet another product that when used as directed may harm you over the long haul. And, of course, it's the kids that are most at risk from a lifetime of exposure.

    “We should follow the positions taken by the tech-savvy Israelis and Finns, and urge simple precautions to keep cell phones from the brain and body, adopting the ALARA principle--(from radiation biology...As Low as Reasonably Achievable) technology …” — Dr. Devra Davis, e-mail, TIME, Tuesday, May 31, 2011

    Read more: A WHO Team of Researchers Conclude That Cell Phones Are "Possibly Carcinogenic" - - TIME Healthland

    And, there was this report last week.

    Just setting the stage for the great "Cell Phone" lawsuits to come. What's next?

    Age restrictions for Cell Phones?

    "Cell Phone Use Areas" that are at least 50' from public buildings?

    "No Cell" use in public parks and areas?
    Climate, changes. It takes a particularly uneducated population to buy into the idea that it's their fault climate is changing and further political solutions can fix it.



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

    I want to see the primary research that they used to come to their conclusion that cell phones can cause cancer. Are they saying that cell phone frequencies will mutate DNA? Are they forgetting that the sun does this along with thousands of other naturally occurring molecules and phenomena? We have proteins that exist to fix DNA mutations. I seriously doubt that there is any increased risk of cancer when using a cell phone.
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    Re: WHO: Cell phone use can increase possible cancer risk

    Quote Originally Posted by soccerboy22 View Post
    My generation is boned.
    Or you can just go back to land lines, those didn't cause cancer.
    You know the time is right to take control, we gotta take offense against the status quo

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    Or you can just go back to land lines, those didn't cause cancer.
    But they required electricity.....from coal mines......which cause global warming.

    Yep, he's pretty much boned.

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