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Posted on May 17, 2010
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Here’s some good news for all of us who are tragically glued to our mobile phones: According to a new study, there may be reason to doubt the alarming cell-phones-cause-cancer theory, but it should be noted that this study was funded in part by the mobile industry.  —KA


The overall rate of brain cancer has not risen in countries where use has long been prevalent—like Sweden, and studies have mostly found no evidence of an increased risk. This latest research is consistent with this.

The 20m euro (£17m) Interphone study, which received some funding from the mobile industry, involved more than 5,000 men and women from 13 countries who had been diagnosed with one of two types of brain cancer—glioma and meningioma - between 2000 and 2004.

These cancers, both rare, were judged to be among the most likely to be influenced by phone use.

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By Josh Finley, May 17, 2010 at 1:56 pm Link to this comment
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Anyone who has read the research of scientists like Henry Lai and Leif Salford knows that artificial, pulsed microwaves tear apart DNA and interfere with cellular communication.  They cause cancer.  They cause heart problems.  They cause neurological and psychological problems.  Their very existence is a plague upon humanity.

Many studies on the issue have been done.  Most have been done with industry money by people whose paychecks and credibility within their respective fields rest almost entirely upon the grace of the wireless industry.  These studies, not suprisingly, serve the interests of those who finance them.  They are advertisting.  They are propaganda.  They cannot legitimately be called science.

A smaller number of studies have been done outside of the industry’s purview.  They tell the truth about the issue, and not all of us are surprised by their conclusions.  There are those of us who can feel the effects of microwaves directly.  We get sick around them.  Our heads ache.  We become nauseous.  We cannot think clearly.  We experience heart palpitations.  We try to warn people, but are ignored, our voices drowned out by the reassurances of the wireless corporations, which are dutifully reported as breaking news in the media.  Industry questions our very existence.  It has forgotten, or does not care, that the very technologies it pushes so profitably on today’s children were used as a form of stealth warfare by the cold war powers not 30 years ago–most famously by the Soviets, who bombarded the US embassy with microwaves starting in the 60’s.  We may have won the cold war, but our Russian ambassadors didn’t–they died of cancer.

We used to live normal lives, and many of us are still trying to.  We are a warning, and you or someone you love could become one of us.  You may be already.

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By Mark, May 17, 2010 at 12:52 pm Link to this comment
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If you are “tragically glued” to your cell phone you need to reassess your life.

Why do you need to constantly yammer into your phone or IM while in public?

Hard as it may be to believe, there was a time not so long ago when there were no cell phones.

Guess what - Society got along fine. 

Spare me the tales of “crises” averted thru the use of cell phones.

All those folks blathering into their phones as they navigate the the streets and highways, or while backing down their driveways, or while standing in line at the grocery store, or while sitting in the stands at baseball games (“Look at me Mom, I’m on TV!”) - not a single bona fide emergency in the bunch.

So maybe it doesn’t cause cancer. It’s still obsessive, childish and narcisistic, and it has made the telecom industry rich.

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By Robert Austin, May 17, 2010 at 12:06 pm Link to this comment
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Anyone who studied any physics knows that the electromagnetic waves at frequencies used by cell phones are not energetic enough to cause chromosome damage, so this whole thing could have been easily dismissed as shear bunk from day one.

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