US Researchers Ask for Cell Phone Safety Tax

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AttilaTheHunk

Instead of wasting taxpayer's money on whether a cellphone can cause a cancer or not how about spend that on stem cell research instead ;)

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ogremustcrush

$1 per cell phone? Aren't there well upwards of 200m cell phone lines in the US. So 200m/month x 12/year, 2.4billon dollars per year. Hard to see what they would need that much money for on cell phone research, especially considering tons of research has already been done, the vast majority of which finding no impact on human health from cell phone radiation.

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devin3627

more research needed. there is no proof for anything now or the finance for the research.

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wolf17

Right, because my cell phone bill isn't expensive enough!(/sarcasm)

"Life is about living, not stressing" - a very smart girl :)

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devin3627

and thats why your mom drank when she had you.

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Tekzel

What the hell kind of reply was that?  Not only was it inappropriate, but I can't figure out what he said that would make you say something like that.  Didn't your parents teach you how to get along in polite society?

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wolf17

"wow" is the only response you deserve, if that.

"Life is about living, not stressing" - a very smart girl :)

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Ryan Whitwam

So my personal feelings on this are that cell phones aren't going to kill you. It's just pointless hysteria. A Danish study followed over 400,000 people over the course of years. Some people in the study have been using cell phones since the 80s. There's no correlation between cell phone use and tumors.

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johnny3144

instead of researching and debating about wheather it cause cancer or not for the past 10 year+, why not just develope a new kind of mobile phone? they probally spent more than enough money in the last 10 years on this cellphone radiation thing.

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Hutif

Is there anything left that *wont* give you cancer, anymore?  This sounds to me like a waste of government money and time, which explains why only an eighth of the committee bother's showing up to such an unnecessary discussion.

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I Jedi

So, you're saying that most of Congress isn't onboard with wasteful government spending? Hm.

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comptech08

Ya, and if they want to study this, then they need to fund it themselves.  Don't tax the people that are using the phones, because they obviously dont give a crap if it could cause cancer or they wouldn't be using them daily.

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wolf17

lol, too true!

 OTOH, I suppose the researchers could argue this particular bit of cellphone radiation gives us cancer as well as impairing our judgement; therefore, they should study it regardless of our feelings on the matter :P.

"Life is about living, not stressing" - a very smart girl :)

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