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    Re: Are Cell Phones Carcinogenic?

    Quote Originally Posted by spud_meister View Post
    There's no evidence it causes arse cancer.
    If you carry the phone in your back pocket (like I do often) what cancer do you think you're gonna get?

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    Re: Are Cell Phones Carcinogenic?

    Quote Originally Posted by Canell View Post
    If you carry the phone in your back pocket (like I do often) what cancer do you think you're gonna get?
    In your case, probably brain cancer *bites tongue* Does it send out the malignant radiation when you're not using it to call though?
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    Re: Are Cell Phones Carcinogenic?

    Quote Originally Posted by spud_meister View Post
    In your case, probably brain cancer *bites tongue* Does it send out the malignant radiation when you're not using it to call though?
    Well, I don't really know. I bought it in 2004, so it's kind of old but it stays off quite often because I use it mostly as "emergency phone".

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    Re: Are Cell Phones Carcinogenic?

    Quote Originally Posted by Canell View Post
    The problem with DDT was that they sprayed it in excessive amounts.
    That's where toxicity comes from, the level of exposure based on the amount of material exposed to.

    They used to spray it directly on people, most especially during the summer.

    On the other hand, it's one of, if not the best effective malaria control agent in the world.
    Way more people have died from exposure to malaria, than to exposure to DDT.

    Water is toxic to your body is excessive amounts.
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    Re: Are Cell Phones Carcinogenic?

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Guerrilla View Post
    Water is toxic to your body is excessive amounts.
    I know but please read the link that I've given.

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    Re: Are Cell Phones Carcinogenic?

    Quote Originally Posted by Canell View Post
    I know but please read the link that I've given.
    I'm already aware of it's potential toxicity.

    What your not understanding is that, when DDT was first used, they used it excessively.
    Meaning, in far greater amounts than what is necessary to combat malaria carrying insects.
    They would literally spray over people, most especially during the summer.

    Low to moderate uses of DDT, especially in places like Sub Saharan Africa, would prevent a **** ton of malaria deaths every year.
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    Re: Are Cell Phones Carcinogenic?

    Correlation does not equal causation. These people need to learn physics. Cancer is caused by ionizing radiation. Radio waves are not ionizing. Therefore, cellphones don't cause cancer. Unless they can give some plausible mechanism for lower frequency EM waves to damage DNA, they've got nothing.
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    Re: Are Cell Phones Carcinogenic?

    Quote Originally Posted by atrasicarius View Post
    Correlation does not equal causation. These people need to learn physics. Cancer is caused by ionizing radiation. Radio waves are not ionizing. Therefore, cellphones don't cause cancer. Unless they can give some plausible mechanism for lower frequency EM waves to damage DNA, they've got nothing.
    Wait, are you saying UV radiation doesn't cause cancer?

    And I believe the carcinogenic effect of phones is from microwave radiation heating brain tissue, but I could be wrong there.
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    Re: Are Cell Phones Carcinogenic?

    Quote Originally Posted by spud_meister View Post
    If you don't want brain cancer, use a head set, this is easily prevented if they do turn out to be carcinogenic, I don't see the big deal.
    Next year they'll prove Bluetooth is dangerous.
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    Re: Are Cell Phones Carcinogenic?

    Quote Originally Posted by spud_meister View Post
    There's no evidence it causes arse cancer.
    We're not talking about gerbils, Spud.
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