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    The World Health Organisation has announced today that there is a possible link between mobile phone use and brain tumours / cancer...

    My decision not to have one (a mobile phone that is, not a brain) is making more sense by the day! My father-in-law uses his mobile all the time and is as mad as a box of frogs - the link is undeniable.
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    I think this has gone around for years, or at least the theory.

    I've only just gotten a cell phone for regular use. I should be okay for a few years yet.

    Besides, I'm already mad! LOL!
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    Quote Originally Posted by dibblekins View Post
    The World Health Organisation has announced today that there is a possible link between mobile phone use and brain tumours / cancer...

    Shocking development.


    Haven't we all just assumed this the past 10 years?
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    I s'pose since I text more than I talk on my phone that my thumb is more at risk...
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    WHO Panel Cites 'Possible' Brain Cancer Risk from Cell Phone Use
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    A scientific report released Tuesday by the World Health Organization concludes radio frequencies and electromagnetic fields - including those routinely emitted by mobile phones - are "possibly" carcinogenic to humans.

    The World Health Organization and its subsidiary investigative panel, the International Agency for Research on Cancer, or IARC, stated today what many scientific studies have been suggesting for decades: that there is a possible connection between mobile phone use and malignant brain tumors. Dr. Jonathan Samet, who heads IARC's Working Group of 31 international scientists from 14 countries, made the announcement at the conclusion of the group's week-long meeting in Lyon, France.

    “The working group classifies the radio and electromagnetic fields as possibly carcinogenic to humans; that is within the classification used by the International Agency for Research on Cancer," he said.

    The group advised that, because five billion people around the world currently use mobile phones, therefore, much further research in the subject is needed. The report places at most risk those with the greatest use of cell phones and exposure to other sources of radiation. ”We also carefully consider the sources of exposure of populations to radio frequency electromagnetic fields, the nature of these fields as they come from various devises, including wireless phones, and we look carefully at the physical phenomenon by which exposure to such fields may perturb biological systems and lead to cancers," he said.

    The IARC working group had gathered in France for the past eight days, reviewing all previous studies done on electromagnetic radiation's effects on humans and animals over the past decade.

    Health advocacy groups that have been warning of possible cell phone-cancer links are praising the WHO pronouncement.

    Camilla Rees, the founder of a U.S. based group called Electromagnetic Health, says she is pleased but said much more needs to be done. ”They focused on brain cancer, and brain cancer includes a relatively small number of people. But we only have had this technology for about 15 years and most carcinogens will take several decades before they develop into a cancer. Early indicators from scientists are projecting a tsunami of brain cancer unless we do something to educate people to lower their exposure," she said.

    Rees says there are many other health effects of radiation, including damage to human cell tissue, that the World Health Organization has yet to recognize. But for now, she believes the most urgent need is to begin a campaign to protect children from the effects of electromagnetic fields, and in particular, from cell phones.

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    My wife has been telling me about this for years.

    She even researched the lowest radiation models.

    But i text way more than i talk on the cell anyway.
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    Quote Originally Posted by johnnybeane View Post
    My wife has been telling me about this for years.

    She even researched the lowest radiation models.

    But i text way more than i talk on the cell anyway.
    Me too. I barely talk on the thing. Usually only when I have to and when I do, it's usually through a bluetooth.

    I text the hell out of everybody these days which is odd, considering my "Viking's don't text!" stance from the old days.
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    As the resident brain tumor expert this is "old news" for me but I've not posed the question yet to my oncologist. Perhaps since it seems to be getting a little more leg to it I'll bring it up next visit.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Double Down View Post
    Shocking development.


    Haven't we all just assumed this the past 10 years?
    Yeah, but here's where things went a little askew. For quite a while, phone manufacturers took cues from the first real incriminating tests on radiation levels being transmitted into the head, and flip designs were prefered as the antenna and main guts of the phone were somewhat positioned away from the ear canal which is the most accepting of radio waves due to the lesser amount of bone matter. Then came the Blackberry, and I phone's designs which went to a sleek, ergonomic, single flat panel, lacked an external antenna, and generally pumped out a lot more energy as a means to compensate for the internal antenna, as well as reduce the dreaded dropped call.
    As the popularity of these designs rose, the flip, began to lose favour, as well as the other lower output flat designs.
    A classic example of form over function.
    So basically independent studies showed that during the flip era and beyond, there were a significantly reduced number of suspicious masses forming or growing in the region just behind the ear, but five years after the return and dominance of flat panel design users, there has been a rather startling jump in invasive masses appearing on the ear structures, or brain lining/brain matter.

    One specialist reported according to statistic a 73% rise in tumors among avid cell phone, and Ghz. wireless device users. This includes the BlueTooth earpeice, as well surprisingly as wireless landline home phones.
    I was surprised at home phones, but the explanation was that as they now run at very high frequency for call strength convenience (IE. outdoors for quite a distance) they pump out a lot more radiation to remain in contact with their base station.
    There is much more study to be done, but a friend of mine got a tumour on his inner ear. it was malignant and removed, but he is now deaf on that side, which by the way was the side he spoke on the phone on, and he used his cel almost constantly for business.
    Scary stuff.
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    I hope that using a Blue Tooth device will lessen the chances of cancer.

    If you're not talking on your smartphone, but using it to watch videos, does that pose a risk ? ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Rover View Post
    I hope that using a Blue Tooth device will lessen the chances of cancer.

    If you're not talking on your smartphone, but using it to watch videos, does that pose a risk ? ?
    Yeah...Not sure...though he did mention Blue tooth being a risk, in that the unit is still transmitting radiation directly at ear level. Don't think there's too much risk texting, watching videos, or whatever being somewhat away from your body, though this same specialist did mention that there have been some interesting data coming in regarding testicular, bowel, and other soft organ tumors that indicate a link to people keeping a cell in their pocket.
    For instance those folks who habitually store their phone in say their left pants pocket, the tumor/s appeared on that side.
    The bottom line here is that even though you are not using your cell, it is constantly up-linking, or connecting to the servicing cell towers, so there is radiation constantly being dispersed at heavy pulsed intervals...(The same and the most energy dispersal as it is at the beginning of a call.) Even more when using bluetooth with the cell in your pocket for extended periods.
    The doctor maintains the safest method of using your cell is with a wired headset.
    I know there's still a lot of speculation and fear mongering with a lot of stuff, but losing a friend to cancer, and looking at all the possible causes definately pointed me to these studies with interest. Especially when he always carried his cell around in his hoodie pocket.
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    LL you might want to rethink that habit of keeping your cell phone in your front pocket on vibrate.....you don't want testicular cancer......
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    Quote Originally Posted by Darkstar View Post
    LL you might want to rethink that habit of keeping your cell phone in your front pocket on vibrate.....you don't want testicular cancer......


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