The Unrepentant Individual

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December 8, 2006


Cell Phones Don’t Cause Cancer

Phew!

Study disputes cell phone-cancer link

A huge study from Denmark offers the latest reassurance that cell phones don’t trigger cancer. Scientists tracked 420,000 Danish cell phone users, including 52,000 who had gabbed on the gadgets for 10 years or more, and some who started using them 21 years ago.

They matched phone records to the famed Danish Cancer Registry that records every citizen who gets the disease — and reported Tuesday that cell-phone callers are no more likely than anyone else to suffer a range of cancer types.

The study, published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute, is the largest yet to find no bad news about the safety of cell phones and the radiofrequency energy they emit.

But even the lead researcher doubts it will end the debate.

“There’s really no biological basis for you to be concerned about radio waves,” said John Boice, a Vanderbilt University professor and scientific director of the International Epidemiology Institute in Rockville, Md. “Nonetheless, people are.”

I think I know why everyone is concerned about radio waves. You can’t see them. You can’t touch them. And they magically carry voices and sound around inside them. Isn’t that just a bit creepy?

Cell phones may not cause cancer… But being afraid of radio waves definitely causes crazy.


Below The Beltway linked with What We Know Ain’t Always So
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