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Using a mobile phone may increase the risk of certain types of brain tumors, a World Health...

Using a mobile phone may increase the risk of certain types of brain tumors, a World Health Organization report says, and scientific evidence suggests cell phone use should be classified as "possibly carcinogenic." Pending further studies, "it is important to take pragmatic measures to reduce exposure such as hands-free devices or texting."
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  • billddrummer
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    This story surfaces every few years, and submerges again after a few weeks in the sun.

     

    You can expect to see this again in 2013.
    31 May 2011, 04:47 PM Reply Like
  • haschrad
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    Does every study (regardless of subject) conclude with saying additional research (ie funding) is needed?
    31 May 2011, 04:49 PM Reply Like
  • anomaly1
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    within 10 years there will be proof and heavy smartphone users will be dying of cancer
    31 May 2011, 04:59 PM Reply Like
  • realornot
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    wrong answer.... we are heavily texting people not talking much at all. It is the older generations will get hit the most. The talkers vs Texters.
    I say nx yr or two will see results.
    31 May 2011, 07:03 PM Reply Like
  • billddrummer
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    Dying of cancer as opposed to dying of what?

     

    We in the West seem to think that we're immortal.

     

    Good thing we're not--it would be incredibly crowded otherwise.

     

    Life is 100% fatal--get used to it.
    1 Jun 2011, 12:17 PM Reply Like
  • realornot
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    Have a cup of carcinogen roasted coffee and talk all day long.....way to enjoy weekends.
    No drink or talk while driving!
    2 Jun 2011, 12:02 AM Reply Like
  • 1980XLS
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    Saw Richard Branson (Virgin Mobile and known risk taker)
    Couple years ago showing how he would not use a mobile phone without remote antennae.

     

    Do not know weather that is true today.

     

    Something to think about I suppose.
    31 May 2011, 05:13 PM Reply Like
  • WMARKW
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    I guess that's why most of the drivers I see using a phone while driving appear to be braindead.
    31 May 2011, 05:16 PM Reply Like
  • Duude
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    Additional research will always be the conclusion. Cell phone operators have far too much invested to see the government issue a warning.
    31 May 2011, 08:22 PM Reply Like
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