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Cell Phone Hazard

Postby poppy15 » Thu Jun 02, 2011 2:54 pm

Not sure if the following has been posted before. just wanna share:

WHO warns of possible link between cell phones, brain cancer
Bob Brown | May 31, 2011

The World Health Organization (WHO) has determined that radiation from cell phones can possibly increase brain cancer risk - a change in thinking for an organization that previously has denied evidence of any such link.

The World Health Organization (WHO) has determined that radiation from cell phones can possibly increase brain cancer risk - a change in thinking for an organization that previously has denied evidence of any such link.

The decision is based on the judgment of a group of 31 scientists from 14 countries including the United States who reviewed a collection of the latest research while in France earlier this month.

The decision is sobering considering there are some 5 billion cell phones in use now.

"The WHO/International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) has classified radiofrequency electromagnetic fields as possibly carcinogenic to humans... based on an increased risk for glioma, a malignant type of brain cancer1, associated with wireless phone use," WHO reports.
WHO recommends that users limit their exposure to such radiation if possible, though also said more research is needed to verify an absolute link between cell phone use and cancer (the scientists also studied occupation exposure to radar and microwaves as well as environmental exposure to radio, TV and wireless communications signals.

Results released last year from a 10-year, $24 million study by WHO on a possible link between cell phone use and cancer were inconclusive.
The Cellular Telecommunications Industry Association (CTIA) was quick to point out the limits of the latest WHO/IARC conclusion:
"Today, an International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) working group in Lyon, France categorized radiofrequency fields from cellphones as 'possibly' carcinogenic based on 'limited evidence.' IARC conducts numerous reviews and in the past has given the same score to, for example, pickled vegetables and coffee. This IARC classification does not mean cellphones cause cancer. Under IARC rules, limited evidence from statistical studies can be found even though bias and other data flaws may be the basis for the results.

The IARC working group did not conduct any new research, but rather reviewed published studies. Based on previous assessments of the scientific evidence, the Federal Communications Commission has concluded that '[t]here's no scientific evidence that proves that wireless phone usage can lead to cancer.' The Food and Drug Administration has also stated that '[t]he weight of scientific evidence has not linked cellphones with any health problems.'"

CNN, in its report on the study, quotes a doctor who says coming up with a real answer can take a long time: "The biggest problem we have is that we know most environmental factors take several decades of exposure before we really see the consequences," said
Below is a you tube video taken from another source.
Maybe we should all get back to wired products...

The cordless phone at home sends out the same kind of microwave frequency like wi-fi. Watch this video then you will understand. Kindly click on the link below.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aAnrmJ3un1g

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Re: Cell Phone Hazard

Postby poppy15 » Thu Jun 02, 2011 2:55 pm

But cell phones/mobile phones is something we cannot do without :shrug:

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Re: Cell Phone Hazard

Postby pinky » Thu Jun 02, 2011 2:58 pm

those telcos and phone makers will of course shoot down these claims

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Re: Cell Phone Hazard

Postby sunflowerseed84 » Thu Jun 02, 2011 3:14 pm

i think even if you don't use them also can't escape the harmful waves cos everyone else will still be using them.

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Re: Cell Phone Hazard

Postby Oppsgal » Thu Jun 02, 2011 4:04 pm

Thought is old news? Been telling users along time ago if I am not wrong.

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Re: Cell Phone Hazard

Postby LKVM » Thu Jun 02, 2011 4:06 pm

Stale news oredi!!!!!

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Re: Cell Phone Hazard

Postby poppy15 » Thu Jun 02, 2011 4:08 pm

hehe... my IT dept just emailed to everyone the following so i thought i share lor :oops:

but kinda remember its was in the news long ago before..

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Re: Cell Phone Hazard

Postby LKVM » Thu Jun 02, 2011 4:10 pm

poppy15 wrote:hehe... my IT dept just emailed to everyone the following so i thought i share lor :oops:

but kinda remember its was in the news long ago before..

yeah lor cannot leave phones.. its part of our life.

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Re: Cell Phone Hazard

Postby Angelight » Thu Jun 02, 2011 5:52 pm

Yes, it has been debated many times in the news before but inconclusive. This time, it's confirmed by WHO so shld be serious warning liao...

Scary, imagine DH and I have been using HP (without the earpiece) for so long. Now DH reminds me constantly to use earpiece when making and receiving calls on HP. Hopefully it's not too late... :pray:


poppy15 wrote:hehe... my IT dept just emailed to everyone the following so i thought i share lor :oops:

but kinda remember its was in the news long ago before..

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Re: Cell Phone Hazard

Postby pinky » Fri Jun 03, 2011 10:16 am

Angelight wrote:Yes, it has been debated many times in the news before but inconclusive. This time, it's confirmed by WHO so shld be serious warning liao...

Scary, imagine DH and I have been using HP (without the earpiece) for so long. Now DH reminds me constantly to use earpiece when making and receiving calls on HP. Hopefully it's not too late... :pray:


poppy15 wrote:hehe... my IT dept just emailed to everyone the following so i thought i share lor :oops:

but kinda remember its was in the news long ago before..


I use loudspeaker when at home (if nothing personal of course) or when I am alone

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