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Tuesday, May 31, 2011
Cell phone use can increase possible cancer risk!
Radiation from cell phones can possibly cause cancer, according to the World Health Organization. The agency now lists mobile phone use in the same "carcinogenic hazard" category as lead, engine exhaust and chloroform.
Before its announcement Tuesday, WHO had assured consumers that no adverse health effects had been established.
A team of 31 scientists from 14 countries, including the United States, made the decision after reviewing peer-reviewed studies on cell phone safety. The team found enough evidence to categorize personal exposure as "possibly carcinogenic to humans."
What that means is they found some evidence of increase in glioma and acoustic neuroma brain cancer for mobile phone users, but have not been able to draw conclusions for other types of cancers
The type of radiation coming out of a cell phone is called non-ionizing. It is not like an X-ray, but more like a very low-powered microwave oven.
This has been a major controversial concept. But it looks like it could really be a hazard to our health. Does this mean you should stop using phones? Not necessarily, according to WHO holding your phone close your your head is where the problem is. Try using a blue tooth or speakerphone to help combat this problem. Whats your say on this?