Wednesday, August 31, 2005

New Study Finds No Link Between Cell Phones, Brain Cancer

A newly released study found no statistically significant link, in a European population, between brain cancer and up to one decade of cell phone usage. But the authorities are still advising children under sixteen to use cell phones sparingly, keep the messages short, and rely on text messaging where possible.


Mobile Phones writes ...

It's good advice, not just because of the possibilities but just because it's cheaper! And teenagers under 16 don't really have a good philosophy about price and saving money.

However, since signals are constantly coming to and from your cell phone I wonder if it really makes any difference. The thing is that we should be trying to avoid all forms of cancer, not just brain cancer. There are signals travelling around us all the time, not just cellular signals. I don't know if this could possibly be a CAUSE of brain cancer, only maybe something that aggravates it.

It's difficult to say, that's for sure. In the meantime, even if they prove that it's perfectly safe, they should tell teenagers to keep conversations short anyway!

3:28 AM  

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