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Cell phones radiation

Filed under: health, mobile and wireless — Tags: , , — sandokan65 @ 10:30
  • “World Health Organization Says Mobile Phones May Cause Cancer” (SlashDot; 2011.06.01) – http://science.slashdot.org/story/11/06/01/1219248/World-Health-Organization-Says-Mobile-Phones-May-Cause-Cancer
      A new study by the World Health Organization (WHO) concludes that mobile phone radiation presents a carcinogenic hazard. Are cell phones going to be the new tobacco, then?” This seems to be a new interpretation of a long-tern WHO study of possible cellphone health risks that had “inconclusive results” last May.
  • “WHO report: Cell phone radiation can cause cancer” by Rachel King (ZDNet; 2011.03.31) – http://www.zdnet.com/blog/btl/who-report-cell-phone-radiation-can-cause-cancer/49638
  • “Cellphone Radiation May Cause Cancer, Advisory Panel Says” by Tara Parker-Pope and Felicity Barringer (The New York Times; 2010.05.31) – http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/05/31/cellphone-radiation-may-cause-cancer-advisory-panel-says/
  • “Should You Be Snuggling With Your Cellphone?” by Randall Stross (The New York Times; 2010.11.13) – http://www.nytimes.com/2010/11/14/business/14digi.html
    • …. But the legal departments of cellphone manufacturers slip a warning about holding the phone against your head or body into the fine print of the little slip that you toss aside when unpacking your phone. Apple, for example, doesn’t want iPhones to come closer than 5/8 of an inch; Research In Motion, BlackBerry’s manufacturer, is still more cautious: keep a distance of about an inch. …
    • <em.Brain cancer is a concern that Ms. Davis takes up. Over all, there has not been a general increase in its incidence since cellphones arrived. But the average masks an increase in brain cancer in the 20-to-29 age group and a drop for the older population.
    • … subjects who used a cellphone 10 or more years doubled the risk of developing brain gliomas, a type of tumor. …

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