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Non-ionizing radiation from cell phones may cause cancer

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A branch of the World Health Organization announced Tuesday cell phones are “possible carcinogens” a statement that was met with skepticism from many American cancer experts.

The statement came from the International Agency for Research on Cancer, which convened 30 international experts in Lyon, France, this past week to sort through data on cell phone safety, reports Lancaster Eagle Gazette.

The type of radiation coming out of a cell phone is called non-ionizing. It is not like an X-ray, but more like a very low-powered microwave oven, says WTKR Your NewsChannel.

Dr. Brij Sood, a radiation oncologist at Harrisburg Hospital, said people should take the findings of the study seriously.

“I think this is a very good study to bring to people’s attention,” Dr. Sood said. “There may be some price to pay if we don’t pay attention to this.”

Since many cancerous tumors take years to develop, experts said it will take several more years of research to understand exactly what the risks are. For now, Dr. Sood recommends keeping the phone away from your ear as much as possible. He recommends using a wireless headset.

“As long as you don’t bring the phones too close to your ear and keep it there for hours, I think the evidence is it reduces or negates the effect of that frequency,” Sood said, informs abc27.


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4 Responses to " Non-ionizing radiation from cell phones may cause cancer "

  1. Avocado globster says:

    Nasty ones,the untreatable dead within four months of symptoms kind.

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  2. JanB says:

    People have been subjected to non-ioninizing radiation for decades (rado & TV transmissions, walkie-talkies and most of all, solar radiation:
    no cases of cancer.

    That modern cell phone radiation differs a lot from that mentioned above can be verified by every owner of a cell phone who also owns modern (= plastic enclosure) audio equipment.

    Hold the cell phone as close as possible to the audio equipment in the “power on” state, volume at maximum but no music source so it is silent.

    Next, call a number that doesn’t require an answer (weather, time etc.) and listen to the sound produced by the audio device.

    The strong hum resembles that of angry bees. It’s a so called nonlinear effect resulting from the modulation scheme used in modern cell phones.

    Any scientist worth his / her salt should have included the now obsolete FM type of cellular phones – it’s unlikely they have the same negative health effects on man (and bees).

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  3. EastGhostCom says:

    “no cases of cancer” is not true. Everywhere in USA are popping up new brain cancer treatment centers. Cancer is growing by leaps and bounds, and the elite are cashing in. They’ve even socialized medicine so it can be controlled, profited upon. Yes, the cancer increase may be due to all kinds of stuff, but no doubt a contributor is nonionizing radiation, that is only growing in intensity. Old style NTSC TV signal you mentioned has also recently gone “digital”. There is no doubt the electronsmog is new and most likely harmful. Saying otherwise is completely absurd.

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  4. GLKing says:

    Everywhere in the USA? Can you be more specific, USA is a pretty big country and everywhere is a BOLD statement. I have yet to see anyone in my area have brain cancer caused by cell phones. I’ve used a cell phone for 16 years. But if you are REALLY worried about Cell Phones, used a wireless headset. Radio waves been around since the radio was first invented.

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