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 Post subject: Cell phones and cancer
PostPosted: Tue Apr 12, 2016 9:00 am 
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http://www.webmd.com/children/news/2014 ... ell-phones

"The potential harm from microwave radiation (MWR) given off by wireless devices, particularly for children and unborn babies, is the highlight of a new review.
Although the data are conflicting, links between MWR and cancer have been observed."

Does anyone have thoughts or opinions about this? I'm a constant cell user and now I'm kind of worried. I was not aware of the risk.

Apparently distance is a big deal. The radiation is a fourth at 3 inches and 1/50th at 3 feet. Also, you can use airplane mode when in your pocket or not in use to stop the signals.


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 Post subject: Re: Cell phones and cancer
PostPosted: Tue Apr 12, 2016 10:58 am 
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http://www.cancer.gov/about-cancer/caus ... fact-sheet
Apparently the radiation from phones is non-ionizing so thought not to be dangerous, but the focus on head tumors bothers me. My phone spends a lot more time in my hand and pocket than at my ear. Maybe it's all woo, but scary to see something like this on WebMD.


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 Post subject: Re: Cell phones and cancer
PostPosted: Tue Apr 12, 2016 3:23 pm 
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I think I probably saw this the same place you did! I looked it up this morning. That article is a few years old. WebMD is pretty alarmist. They're trying to get lots of page views. Here's what the Mayo Clinic says:

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Currently, there's no consensus about the degree of cancer risk — if any — posed by cellphone use.

[...]

Some research suggests a slight increase in the rate of brain tumors since the 1970s, but cellphones weren't in use during the 1970s. Instead, the subtle increases are more likely related to other factors — such as increased access to medical care and improvements in diagnostic imaging.

[...]

It's possible that too little time has passed to detect an increase in cancer rates directly attributable to cellphone use.


http://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifes ... q-20057798

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