24 July 2008

Now, There is a Cellphone-Use Warning!

The head of a prominent cancer research institute issued an unprecedented warning to his faculty and staff Wednesday: Limit cell phone use because of the possible risk of cancer.

The warning from Dr. Ronald B. Herberman, director of the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute, is contrary to numerous studies that don't find a link between cancer and cell phone use, and a public lack of worry by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

Herberman is basing his alarm on early unpublished data. He says it takes too long to get answers from science and he believes people should take action now --- especially when it comes to children.
~ Associated Press, 23 July 2008

I think that this is a prudent warning. Just to play it safe.

Keep the cellphone as far away from your body as possible. Use a headset, or put the person you are talking to on speakerphone.

Children are especially advised to limit cellphone use. Developing brains are suspected to be most susceptible to the effects of radio-frequency wave exposure.
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