Do Cell Phones Cause Cancer?

This recent article I read stating that there is no increased risk of cancer due to cell phone use seems counter-intuitive but is good new for those of us living in an increasingly wireless world. WiFi phones will soon be common and WiMAX, EVDO and other technologies are going to keep massive amounts of wireless signals near us at all times.

Still the study only has 10 years worth of data so the long-term effects of exposure to strong radiation is unknown.

Regardless of the study’s findings, there is no scientist I am aware of who advises children spend large amounts of time on cellular phones as their brains are still developing.

  • Francis
    September 16, 2005 at 8:55 pm

    The article cites the studies over the years that show links between cell phone radiation and cancer.
    In one particular study, “those who used cell phones for less than 10 years faced a 20% higher risk of developing brain cancer. But for those who used them for more than a decade the risk was 80% higher. The study also found that tumours were 2.5 times more likely to be on the same side of the head as the phone was held. The cancer of the auditory nerve, accoustic neuroma, showed a larger increase–3.5 times greater risk.”

  • Travis Cambron
    May 5, 2006 at 12:13 pm

    I dont believe you told me what i wanted to know.

  • Westenhaus
    February 7, 2008 at 2:26 pm

    The human body and brain run on subtle electrical signals. It is folly to make the assumption that holding a device which emits thousands, perhaps millions or more, times that energy in electromagnetic, information carrying, pulsed microwave radiation, is “safe”.
    How many times have you heard the “official” story – “the radiation is non ionizing – it doesn’t heat your tissue, so it is harmless” – wa-hey, talk all you want, right? B.S.
    This “theory” ignores what I have outlined above.
    The following have been attributed to damage caused by the radiation from wireless devices:
    Brain cancer
    Throat cancer
    Eye cancer
    Cancers of the mouth
    Sleep disorders
    Difficulty focusing
    Behavioral disorders
    Autism spectrum disorder
    Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
    Memory problems
    Internal bleeding
    Temporary blackouts
    Restless leg syndrome
    Tinnitus (Ringing in the ears)
    Blood-brain barrier leakage
    Parkinson’s and other neurological disorders
    Reproductive abnormalities
    Genetic damage, inherited by future generations
    This is a time bomb. All “safe” studies are industry funded. They want your money. Do all of these “reassurances” sound unnervingly like what was said about tobacco, DDT, asbestos, lead, and all such “indispensable” innovations? Let’s see… convenience, or LIFE? Choose wisely.

  • Pharmacy
    August 6, 2008 at 11:31 pm

    Of the 100 million American cellular phone subscribers, some use their wireless phone only in a crisis–to call a friend or 911. They put their rap sessions on hold until arriving home, where phoning a friend costs no cents per minute.
    For other wireless phone owners, it could be the fear of brain cancer, not an unwieldy wireless bill, that keeps them from using their cell phones for leisure chats.
    Convinced that a nine-year cell phone habit led to his brain cancer, neurologist Chris Newman, M.D., has filed an $800 million lawsuit in Baltimore against his cell phone’s maker and several other telecommunications companies. His suit comes five years after the dismissal, for lack of evidence, of a lawsuit filed in Florida by David Reynard, who alleged that a cell phone was responsible for his wife’s fatal brain cancer.

  • Dentists Torrance
    February 23, 2010 at 4:34 am

    Cancer is a diverse class of diseases which differ widely in their causes and biology. Any organism, even plants, can acquire cancer. Nearly all known cancers arise gradually, as errors build up in the cancer cell and its progeny .
    Anything which replicates (our cells) will probabilistically suffer from errors (mutations). Unless error correction and prevention is properly carried out, the errors will survive, and might be passed along to daughter cells. Normally, the body safeguards against cancer via numerous methods, such as: apoptosis, helper molecules (some DNA polymerases), possibly senescence, However these error-correction methods often fail in small ways, especially in environments that make errors more likely to arise and propagate. For example, such environments can include the presence of disruptive substances called carcinogens, or periodic injury , or environments that cells did not evolve to withstand, such as hypoxia. Cancer is thus a progressive disease, and these progressive errors slowly accumulate until a cell begins to act contrary to its function in the organism.

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