Cell Phones And
Cancer Are They Lying To Us Again?
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The City of San Francisco last month passed a law requiring
mobile phone retailers to display the level of radiation
mobile phones emit. Why bother if mobile phones don’t cause
cancer or do they….? Are there top secret, highly
confidential, for your eyes only, keep it on the hush-hush,
on the down-low and Q.T. documents secured far from
inquisitive eyes suggesting otherwise…. is this a cloak and
dagger campaign reminiscent of the tobacco companies in the
1980s suggesting that smoking does not cause cancer?
Tobacco companies in those days would pay for research that
would conclude no link between cancer and smoking but now a
days scientific publishing has stringent processes that can
detect (well most of the time) fraudulent authors and biased
But before we look at the scientific evidence let us try and
get some fundamentals right as to what the hullabaloo is all
Mobile phones communicate by transmitting electromagnetic
radiation in the microwave range, these radio waves pass
through a network of fixed antennas called base stations.
Part of the radio waves emitted by mobile phone are absorbed
by the human head. Exposure to high levels of ionizing
radiation can cause cancer by damaging the DNA in cells,
causing mutations and leading to the development of tumours.
Another potential risk of mobile phones is that they produce
small amounts of heat in the brain well actually to be
precise mobile phone produce a small fraction of a degree of
heat on the surface of the head.
An additional potential cause for concern is mobile phone
masts and base stations and their effects on people who live
in proximity to these towers.
So a look at the scientific evidence if you please…WHO, the
world’s largest and presumably impartial health organization
says and I quote ! “To date, no adverse health effects have
been established for mobile phone use.” This in reference to
hundreds of studies that have been conducted – one review in
2009 found 465 papers on the subject of mobile phones and
The problem is that some studies suggest a link and other
don’t and others are not conclusive.
One notable study was the Interphone study conducted in 13
countries coordinated by the International Agency for
Research on Cancer (IARC) which reported that, overall, cell
phone users have no increased risk of brain tumours but for
the small proportion of study participants who reported a
considerable amount of time spent on the phone there was
some increased risk, however the researchers considered this
In 2006 a large Danish study that followed over 420,000
Danish citizens showed no increased risk of cancer. And more
recently a study in England found no association between
risk of early childhood cancers and the mother’s exposure to
mobile phone base stations during pregnancy.
Most studies are deemed inconclusive for a few reasons
- most studies require people to recall frequency and
duration of use and are therefore dependent on the accuracy
of the person’s memory and well some of us have faulty
memories…this is called recall bias.
- mobile phone technology is always changing from analogue
in 1990s to digital and 3G now a days.
- it can take years between exposure and the clinical onset
of a tumour and cell phones have only been around for the
past twenty years.
While we wait for more research, the WHO recommends the
precautionary principle – in the absence of a scientific
consensus, it is advisable to act to avoid harm….therefore
Ladies and Gentlemen reduce your exposure by keeping the
phone at a distance such as when texting, using the
internet, using a hands free kit or blue tooth headset. Also
bare in mind that using phones in areas with good reception
decreases exposure as the phone can transmit at a reduced
But the most immediate danger to us all, even for those who
don’t use cell phones, is drivers who talk on their mobile
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