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  1. #1
    John Navas
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    http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/health/7523109.stm

    The director of a leading US cancer research institute has sent a
    memo to thousands of staff warning of possible higher risks from
    mobile phone use.

    Ronald Herberman, of the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute,
    said users should not wait for definitive studies on the risk and
    should take action now.

    He said children should use mobiles in emergencies only and adults
    should try to keep the phone away from the head.

    No major academic study has confirmed a link to higher brain-tumour
    risks.

    Dr Herberman said his warning was based on early findings from
    unpublished data.

    ....

    A major six-year research study in the UK said last year that there
    were no short-term adverse effects to brain and cell function from
    mobile phone use.

    However, the UK Mobile Telecommunications and Health Research
    Programme said there was a "hint" of a higher cancer risk in the long
    term and that its research would look into the effects over a 10-year
    period.

    Programme chairman Professor Lawrie Challis said: "We can't rule out
    the possibility at this stage that cancer could appear in a few
    years' time."

    ....

    Recent Danish and French studies also found no increased risk of
    cancer.

    But a study of 500 Israelis found this year that heavy mobile phone
    use might be linked to an increased risk of cancer of the salivary
    gland.


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    Joel Koltner
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    Re: US cancer boss in mobiles warning

    Doesn't really sound like news... just more of, "there is no obvious effect,
    and if there is a long term effect, it's quite small."

    Quitting driving would reduce your chance of dying by about 1000 times as much
    as quitting cell phone use, I estimate.





  3. #3
    Tom J
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    Re: US cancer boss in mobiles warning

    Joel Koltner wrote:
    > Doesn't really sound like news... just more of, "there is no obvious
    > effect, and if there is a long term effect, it's quite small."
    >
    > Quitting driving would reduce your chance of dying by about 1000
    > times as much as quitting cell phone use, I estimate.


    We know for sure that an average of 135 people die each day in auto
    wrecks in the USA alone, but so far, I haven't heard of a single
    person on Earth dying as a direct result of Cell Phone Radiation. I
    like those odds!!

    Tom J





  4. #4
    Bill Kearney
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    Re: US cancer boss in mobiles warning


    "John Navas" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/health/7523109.stm


    Then keep using that phone Navas. It'll clear up the noise from the
    newgroups all that much sooner.





  5. #5
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    Re: US cancer boss in mobiles warning



    Tom J wrote:
    > Joel Koltner wrote:
    >
    >>Doesn't really sound like news... just more of, "there is no obvious
    >>effect, and if there is a long term effect, it's quite small."
    >>
    >>Quitting driving would reduce your chance of dying by about 1000
    >>times as much as quitting cell phone use, I estimate.

    >
    >
    > We know for sure that an average of 135 people die each day in auto
    > wrecks in the USA alone, but so far, I haven't heard of a single
    > person on Earth dying as a direct result of Cell Phone Radiation. I
    > like those odds!!
    >
    > Tom J



    Just keep driving that way and you'll beat them!



  6. #6
    BruceR
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    Re: US cancer boss in mobiles warning

    Perhaps, but it could, possibly, just maybe, be a typo made by the OP.
    Nah, you're right, he must have meant their offices.

    "Justin" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > Bill wrote on [Fri, 25 Jul 2008 09:54:57 -0400]:
    >> I remember a Law suite a few years ago from a Husband who lost his
    >> wife. She
    >> had a Brain tumor next to where the phone antenna was.
    >> He lost the suite, but who knows...

    >
    > What's a law suite?
    >
    > isn't that where Lawyers have their offices?






  7. #7
    Joel Koltner
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    Re: US cancer boss in mobiles warning

    "Bill" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]bellsouth.net...
    >I remember a Law suite a few years ago from a Husband who lost his wife. She
    >had a Brain tumor next to where the phone antenna was.


    Given a brain tumor, there's about a 50/50 chance of it being on the side of
    your head you use your cell phone on, you know?

    I'm not surprised he lost the lawsuit -- to win I'd hope he'd have to
    demonstrate that cell phones not only pose a significant health hazard, but
    also that the carriers knew this fact and attempted to suppress it (like the
    tobacco companies did decades back with the smoking/cancer research).





  8. #8
    Joel Koltner
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    Re: US cancer boss in mobiles warning

    "Gordon Burditt" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > When the brain tumor is on the correct side, is right where the
    > antenna would be held during a call, is about the size and shape
    > of the radiation envelope from the phone, and you can make out the
    > cell phone manufacturer's logo on the X-ray of the tumor, then
    > you've got a good case.


    That would be compelling. :-)

    I don't think the O.P. suggested this was the actual case, though.






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