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asked Oct 03 '11 at 20:25

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Duplicate qestion: http://lockergnome.net/questions/153162/are-cell-phones-killing-us Please close this thread

(Oct 04 '11 at 13:37) Yarvaxea Yarvaxea's gravatar image

I don't think any one person has anything to worry about. It's our species that could be in danger. We use microwaves, radios, cell phones, nuclear reactors and x-rays, and the list goes on. It doesn't hurt anyone too much, but slowly it alters the way our cells divide and mutate. Slowly it reduces sperm-count in males and increases the likelihood of cancer and reproductive disorders. In a few thousand years, we may come to a point where reproduction is impossible.

answered Oct 03 '11 at 22:22

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hmm microwaves, cell phones has nothing to do with it. But x-rays and nuclear power is pretty damn hazardous. Why do you think the doctors leave the room when they x-ray you?^^

in 1000 years we'll prolly all be clones of a genetic superior human super being.

(Oct 04 '11 at 16:08) Yarvaxea Yarvaxea's gravatar image

In the late 90s and early 00's cellphones where linked to brain cancer, but not the EMR, it was the kind of screens they where using.

but what about more recently? http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/factsheet/Risk/cellphones (Reviewed Aug 16, 2011)

although many studies have examined the potential health effects of non-ionizing radiation from radar, microwave ovens, and other sources, there is currently no consistent evidence that non-ionizing radiation increases cancer risk

The only known biological effect of radiofrequency [EMR] energy is heating. The ability of microwave ovens to heat food is one example of this effect of radiofrequency [EMR] energy.

A recent study showed that when people used a cell phone for 50 minutes, brain tissues on the same side of the head as the phone’s antenna metabolized more glucose than did tissues on the opposite side of the brain (2). The researchers noted that the results are preliminary, and possible health outcomes from this increase in glucose metabolism are still unknown.

Although there have been some concerns that radiofrequency energy from cell phones held closely to the head may affect the brain and other tissues, to date there is no evidence from studies of cells, animals, or humans that radiofrequency energy can cause cancer.

It is generally accepted that damage to DNA is necessary for cancer to develop. However, radiofrequency energy, unlike ionizing radiation, does not cause DNA damage in cells

(Part 5 is worth a look but I wont copy it over)

Scientific America says "In other words, the verdict is still out." on November 21, 2008 in "Fact or Fiction?: Cell Phones Can Cause Brain Cancer"

The Washington Post agrees with the above story on June 3rd of 2011 in "Do cellphones cause cancer? Unclear. But science proves they’re annoying."

So what lessons should we take away

Do your research and don't listen blindly to what the media says, if they had their way we all would be in aluminum covers helmets in the middle of the deep woods scaring us shirtless (because the cloth used to make clothes cause cancer too) using mud to avoid sunburn (which is linked to skin cancer) because sunscreen is toxic.

I have offered a lot of evidence to support my claims and have cited them adequately, where do you get your information? every CREDIBLE source I find says in a nutshell, "We don't know yet."

answered Oct 04 '11 at 14:52

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Although I cant argue with the point that doing anything else while driving other then driving is inherently more dangerous then just focusing on driving. But to say cell phones are killing us because people text and drive is akin to saying guns kill people. But I'm sure most people on this site will agree that guns don't kill people, people kill people, admittedly guns make it easier, but they don't themselves. Just like cellphones, they don't kill people, people kill people.

answered Oct 05 '11 at 08:07

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