Monday, March 31, 2008

Wake Up Call On Cell Phones

Thanks to my wife, I have stopped holding the cell phone to my head. Apparently, she knew what she was talking about, as more an more news is inching toward the headlines about a link between cell phone usage and brain tumors. (Note: It's tough for the news media to report this stuff in thier headlines, since cell phones spend billions in advertising)

Are Cell Phones Riskier Than Smoking?
AOL -- Posted: 2008-03-31 12:11:26

(March 31) -- Cell phones could kill more people than smoking or asbestos exposure, according to an award-winning Australian cancer expert who was trained at the Mayo Clinic in the United States.The Independent, a British newspaper, reported that the doctor, Vini Khurana, based his findings on more than 100 studies on the effects of cell phone use."There is a significant and increasing body of evidence for a link between mobile phone usage and certain brain tumours," he said in The Independent. Evidence shows that using cell phones for 10 years or more can double a person's risk of brain cancer, the newspaper reported.

The article in the Independent has a great quote at the end from the Mobile Operators Association (MOA), which predictably dismisses the study. As far as I know, it might perfectly fine. But having had very close friends deal with brain tumors, and watch as they realized that, in many cases you just can't operate on these things, well, I don't want to wait ten years to find out the MOA was actually wrong.

I generally don't point people to purchase stuff from this site -- but this is a big deal. For the record, I don't think that androidian blue ear bud is better... I use this:

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