I can attest to this as my grandfather worked for Motorola and tested and validated new technology before it hit the consumer market. I remember him bringing home the first Pager or "Beeper" for those of you too young to remember, he also had the first cell phone AKA "The Zach Morris" from saved by the bell. I saw many first thanks to my grandfather unfortunately he died ate up with cancer!!!! Tumors were all throughout his body. I will not put it all on Motorola but I am sure he was exposed to lots of radiation over the course of his career. I remember my dad explaining to me a cell phone works much like a microwave and that is why cell phones used to get hot against your face when they were first released, they have since changed alot of stuff, but the concept made since.
It is this reason I understand the benefit of texting not while driving of course but,,, I would want to keep that phone far away from my brain as possible, not saying you are not still getting exposure but definitely not as bad as pressed right against your skull.
Everyone talks about keeping the phones away from their head, but what about the risks of keeping them in your pockets. What are the risks to the reproductive organs and such around those areas? Any link between that and kids having cancer? Next step is to evaluate all this new WiMax and 4G stuff and how that stuff messes with our bodies.
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You make a valid point Drago, again I am sure they cut down on the radiation Immensely since then. Keep in mind I am talking about 20+ years ago. Tech has come along way, not saying we our 100% safe but progress has been made from a public safety standpoint.
Will im looking forward to seeing that report on HH in 30 years :P.
Im sure they are making cellphones and many other technology more friendly to us and our health. Drago's point is very true after thinking about it :D, I keep my phone in my pocket like all day and its only out at night right next to me bed :D
Enough of this. Cell phones DO NOT CAUSE CANCER
" All cancer agents act by disrupting chemical bonds. In a classic 2001 op-ed LBL physicist Robert Cahn explained that Einstein won the 1905 Nobel Prize in Physics for showing that cell phones can't cause cancer. The threshold energy of the photoelectric effect, for which Einstein won the prize, lies at the extreme blue end of the visible spectrum in the near ultraviolet. The same near-ultraviolet rays can also cause skin cancer. Red light is too weak to cause cancer. Cell-phone radiation is 10,000 times weaker."
Anyone have a rebuttal to this?
There's no evidence that cell phones cause cancer. None, zero, zip, zilch, nadda. The "conflicting" small studies mentioned here don't even deserve to be called that.
La_guy: Wow. Just...ok. First, anecdotes are not *evidence,* and the plural of anecdote is not data. Your grandfather died because cancer metastasized and spread throughout his body. That's a terrible thing, but you can't automatically link it to his job. Questions of family history, his personal habits (did he smoke or drink), the environment he grew up in or worked in besides Motorola, and the simple question of where his cancer started are all extremely pertinent.
Second, your father (and I do not mean this insultingly) was either joking with you or is extremely confused. Cell phones do not emit microwaves. While they use a similar area of the spectrum, the rays are not strong enough to penetrate your skin (much less your skull.) Also, a device emitting microwave energy wouldn't get warm. If it was your *face* that blistered after a three hour phone conversation, you'd have a point. It's the phone that gets hot--and it gets hot because it's been working and drawing significantly more power than it does in standby.
@joel H I am not saying it was because of his job that he died of cancer, that's foolish I am saying it did not help. Look my grandfather died doing what he loved he lived for electronics and I will follow in his footsteps, get rid of the bitterness I am by no means bitter bro.
As far as my dad he could be off base, but to me it made sense and still does today. There was talks back in the day that Cell phones cause cancer, is it true? I don't know, but it was thrown out there by some people.
Everyone has their opinion I got mine, you got yours.
We'll see what the results of this study show. Well, some of us will see anyway.
For years, I worked for an Aerospace company that didn't properly protect us from carcinogens that were in rampant use within the industry. We were told that we didn't need anything but cotton gloves on when using trichloroethylene to clean surfaces. This turned out to be totally untrue (chemicals are absorbed through your skin and into your bloodstream) and not wearing protective equipment when using it nowadays will get you fired from your job immediately. It was 2 years before they started us using chemical resistant gloves and respirators when using it. It is a known carcinogen, so I'll probably end up kicking from cancer myself. (I've already had Bone Tumors)
Don't part with your illusions. When they are gone you may still exist, but you have ceased to live.
When we're talking about scientific data, "everyone has their opinion" simply doesn't work. There's either a correlation or there isn't--and in this case the data points toward "isn't."
Realneil: Ow, sorry man. Not cool.
I don't know why people think that the WHO or the American Cancer Society are anything but quarterbacks for the telecom industry. There are telecom CEO's sitting on the boards of both organizations. The corruption in WHO is now being investigated by the European Union. THE ACS receives huge donations from the telecom companies and that keeps them quiet. There are many many organizations that are much closer to the research that is snowballing almost daily that links RF from all sources with cancer and many other acute and chronic diseases. check www.magdahavas.com or www.wirelesswatchblog.com
I am sure in thirty years Cell phones will be Bionic implants embedded in your brain and controlled through an on screen interface projected within your retinas!
Of course I will probably be gone from all that asbestos sandwiches and lead base paint chips I used to have for lunch back in the 70's :P
The fact that this question is now being dealt with with all the seriousness it deserves is great, but thirty years --or even fifteen--is far too long to wait in my book. How many cases of cancer and other calamitous illnesses have to develop before popular ignorance is tolerated and corporate greed has been satiated? My position is clear, I suffer from electrical sensitivity I know we are playing with fire. I comment more fully on this issue in my blog http://electricsense.com/2010/04/30/thirty-year-long-study-on-cell-phone-danger-too-long-to-wait
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