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    Re: Are Cell Phones Carcinogenic?

    Quote Originally Posted by Alfons View Post
    What do you think, are Cell Phones carcinogenic or not, please vote and explain your choice. It would be good if you share some additional information or probably important links because almost everywhere in the world the amount of brain cancers is increasing since the last twenty years.

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    Should the prices for Mobil calls fall down because of cancer risk?

    Cell Phones Are Possibly Carcinogenic Say WHO Cancer Experts

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    I do not think cellphones are carcinogenic. When they said smoking causes lung cancer they had lung cancer patients who were smokers to back up the claim. So far they have to to show a significant number of people who have died of brain tumors or cancer caused by heavy cell phone use. Perhaps it is just too early for any such results to happen and that is why we haven't seen rampant cases of cell phone users with tumors and brain cancer.
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    Re: Are Cell Phones Carcinogenic?

    22 hours ago, this research says a convincing "NO!"

    "Abstract
    Objective To investigate the risk of tumours in the central nervous system among Danish mobile phone subscribers.

    Design Nationwide cohort study.

    Setting Denmark.

    Participants All Danes aged ≥30 and born in Denmark after 1925, subdivided into subscribers and non-subscribers of mobile phones before 1995.

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    Conclusions.
    In this update of a large nationwide cohort study of mobile phone use, there were no increased risks of tumours of the central nervous system, providing little evidence for a causal association. "

    Use of mobile phones and risk of brain tumours: update of Danish cohort study -- Frei et al. 343 -- bmj.com
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    Re: Are Cell Phones Carcinogenic?

    There is a new study out in Europe that indicates that long time heavy users of cell phones have no greater incidence on cancer than moderate users or non-users. I think it is accurate. (Now if you're talking about sun light...........)

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    Re: Are Cell Phones Carcinogenic?

    This information came out and people are ignoring it.

    Yes it may be true that total life style could play a factor in this study but the numbers say no for now. @.8 people in a study is a lot of folks and it should be looked at.

    Young people are more into texting than talking asnd that is a good think unless you're paying their bills.


    New Study Says No Link Between Cell Phones and Brain Cancer - - TIME Healthland

    In a new paper in the American Journal of Epidemiology researchers looked at data from more than 2.8 million Danish adults, and found that those who had used a cell phone for 11 to 15 years were no more likely than new users or non-users to develop acoustic neuromas a kind of brain tumor that develops near the ear, where cell phones would be used.

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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?
    I carry mine in my front pocket… that can’t be good.

    Quote Originally Posted by sawyerloggingon View Post
    I remember when sitting to close to a new fangled color TV would give you cancer and we were putting the earth into an ice age with our cars and factory's, yaaaawn.
    People live longer now than when the TV was introduced to the mass market, so TV watching makes you healthier. Also, I thought “they” decided the ice age predicted in the 1970’s was going to be caused by global warming…


    I believe cancer is up mostly because detection of cancer is up. And, I believe that someone else’s cell phone is more likely to kill me than my own.
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    Re: Are Cell Phones Carcinogenic?

    Quote Originally Posted by GreenvilleGrows View Post
    I carry mine in my front pocket… that can’t be good.



    People live longer now than when the TV was introduced to the mass market, so TV watching makes you healthier. Also, I thought “they” decided the ice age predicted in the 1970’s was going to be caused by global warming…


    I believe cancer is up mostly because detection of cancer is up. And, I believe that someone else’s cell phone is more likely to kill me than my own.
    I think there are legitimate causes for increases in cancer. For starters, a few hundred atmospheric nuclear tests probably didn't do anyone's health any good. Then, of course, there are the synthetic pesticides and other assorted carcinogenic chemicals that are pretty much ubiquitous. Radiation from electric devices isn't one of those causes, though.
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    Re: Are Cell Phones Carcinogenic?

    Read this:

    You’re sitting in a freshly dry walled house, drinking coffee from a Styrofoam cup and talking on a cellphone. Which of these is most likely to be a cancer risk?

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    Sitting.


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    Oh crap, I'm doing that right now! *stands up*
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    Re: Are Cell Phones Carcinogenic?

    It seems sort of strange to me that certain areas/places have "no cell phone zones", because there is sensitive equipment in those areas that will be affected by the radio waves generated by the cell phones. A simple example of influence might be: Have you ever heard the TV speaker stuttering when the cell phone is about to ring or maybe notice the microphone at podium buzzing because the person speaking has a cell phone on their person? It's funny how something as simple as a section of copper wire can be influenced by a cell phone yet something as complex as the human brain or body can't be. So in other words don't carry/use that cell phone near sophisticated electronics that may be harmed but go ahead and place that sucker against your skull because we all know there is nothing to sophisticated in there. Use them like there is no tomorrow but don't forget to turn that device off when you are on a airplane because those planes are really really important in comparison to you.

    Some people might be under the impression that cell phones are only transmitting and receiving when there is a conversation or text taking place, they seem unaware that those devices do and will transmit even while not being used(so long as they are powered on). How else do we think the wireless network knows where their phone is when trying to make it ring, the network is not sending out a ring signal to every tower in the country looking for you, they already know your general location based on what that cell phone has been transmitting while you weren't using it.

    When driving I place my phone on the passenger seat or as far away from me as practically possible and I would advise parents not to give their toddlers phones and a pacifier under any circumstances.

    I am not quite ready to sport a tin foil hat but I am quite cautious about where, when and how my cell phone gets used/stored.
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    Re: Are Cell Phones Carcinogenic?

    Quote Originally Posted by mattillac View Post
    It seems sort of strange to me that certain areas/places have "no cell phone zones", because there is sensitive equipment in those areas that will be affected by the radio waves generated by the cell phones. A simple example of influence might be: Have you ever heard the TV speaker stuttering when the cell phone is about to ring or maybe notice the microphone at podium buzzing because the person speaking has a cell phone on their person? It's funny how something as simple as a section of copper wire can be influenced by a cell phone yet something as complex as the human brain or body can't be. So in other words don't carry/use that cell phone near sophisticated electronics that may be harmed but go ahead and place that sucker against your skull because we all know there is nothing to sophisticated in there. Use them like there is no tomorrow but don't forget to turn that device off when you are on a airplane because those planes are really really important in comparison to you.

    Some people might be under the impression that cell phones are only transmitting and receiving when there is a conversation or text taking place, they seem unaware that those devices do and will transmit even while not being used(so long as they are powered on). How else do we think the wireless network knows where their phone is when trying to make it ring, the network is not sending out a ring signal to every tower in the country looking for you, they already know your general location based on what that cell phone has been transmitting while you weren't using it.

    When driving I place my phone on the passenger seat or as far away from me as practically possible and I would advise parents not to give their toddlers phones and a pacifier under any circumstances.

    I am not quite ready to sport a tin foil hat but I am quite cautious about where, when and how my cell phone gets used/stored.

    Let me explain this to you simply and clearly: Your brain is not made out of metal. It's incapable of interacting with radio waves. Sticking a magnet on your head isn't bad for it, either. Try that with a computer.
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    Re: Are Cell Phones Carcinogenic?

    Quote Originally Posted by atrasicarius View Post

    Let me explain this to you simply and clearly: Your brain is not made out of metal. It's incapable of interacting with radio waves. Sticking a magnet on your head isn't bad for it, either. Try that with a computer.
    Maybe as an experiment we could place your brain in a microwave ? Or how about we climb a transmission tower and you can swing out in front of a MCI or AT&T microwave transmitter and see how long you last, lol.
    Quote Originally Posted by Lutherf View Post
    There were, by most estimates, 500 Nazis in Charlottesville. One of them went homicidal. Not all Nazis are violent extremists. You are trying to rationalize your hatred and it's simply not rational.
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    as I noted, its better that 10 nutjobs get guns than one good person be wrongly disarmed.

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