New Paper Says Evidence "Increasingly Against" Cell Phone Cancer Risk

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Ghok

My sister died of brain cancer in her early twenties. This is a subject close to me. She used a cell phone a lot. Someone who is otherwise healthy developing a brain cancer at such a young age is hard to swallow. But that doesn't mean it was cell phones that caused it. It also really doesn't mean that cell phones cause it in everyone. I'd say at worst, maybe certain people are predisposed to getting it. I just don't know. I've followed a lot of studies, and they have never really found anything. To me that's a pretty big indicator that they aren't affecting us in that way.

At the same time, people who easily dismiss the idea should be aware that no matter how smart we think we are, there's always the chance of unintended consequences in virtually everything we do. Humans have been wrong about plenty of things we thought we were really sure of.

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nmanguy

Alright, I'm not a master of Quantum Physics, but microwave radiation is non-ionizing, so how could it cause cancer? Wouldn't the worst it could do be heating you up? Now, if it heated up your brain, I'd be more worried about that than cancer.

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compro01

Heat can damage DNA just as well as ionizing radiation.

 

But cellphones are so low power, it's highly doubtful they heat enough to do anything meaningful.

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Steve Stone

Who paid for this "new" study? Are they affiliated with the cellphone industry?

Inquiring minds want to know.

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