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Radiation from cell phones can possibly cause cancer, according to the World Health Organization

posted by Donna Calvin

WHO: Radiation From Cell Phones Can Cause Cancer…

(CNN) — 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 biggest problem we have is that we know most environmental factors take several decades of exposure before we really see the consequences,” said Dr. Keith Black, chairman of neurology at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles.

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.

 

“What microwave radiation does in most simplistic terms is similar to what happens to food in microwaves, essentially cooking the brain,” Black said. “So in addition to leading to a development of cancer and tumors, there could be a whole host of other effects like cognitive memory function, since the memory temporal lobes are where we hold our cell phones.”

Read more: http://www.cnn.com/2011/HEALTH/05/31/who.cell.phones/index.html



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Steve

posted June 1, 2011 at 8:24 pm


I think it is foolhardy to believe anything the World Health Organization has to say. The WHO is full of socialists, be it UN socialists or Soros styled open society socialists. They have political reasons to demonize things like cell phones. Why? Because cell phones offer people easy and cheap communication. The more free people can communicate with each other, the harder it is for socialists to take over. It’s why they demonize the internet and want to control it and I dare say it’s why they’re feeding the world lies and innuendo about cell phones.



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