posted on Sep, 11 2007 @ 05:13 PM
Cell phones have never been proven to cause cancer. This does not mean that they may not contribute to a condition that may arise, but it is going to
be very hard to prove they are cause for concern. Cancer, and in this case, brain cancer can arise from a number of different factors, which are all
very hard to pinpoint as a direct cause of the disease. For example, it would be extremely difficult to obtain data on the patients use of a cell
phone pre-diagnosis. A patient may not be accurately able to predict how much he/she used their cellphone over a given number of years, and this is
just one way that a risk factor analysis is very difficult to conceive from unreliable data sets.
This, taken in conjunction with a few known facts about cell phones and other supposed products that contribute to cancer rates do not show these
items to be of sufficient a risk to make them a determining factor in tumor growth. Cell phones and other such personal appliances usually emit low
frequency radiation, which is part of the electromagnetic spectrum that includes radar and radio waves. This alone does not pose enough of a
potential risk to be a determining factor in the upsurge of cancer cases. I would be more willing to accept any evidence to the contrary if it was
proven that these products emit Ionizing radiation (they don't emit this of course), which can cause drastic changes in DNA and has been observed to
do so on a number of occasions.
On a side note...
If a cell phone was developed that acutally emitted this deadly form of radiation I would give them up straightaway. I am not particularly fond of
cell phones (or regular phones for that matter) and my wife even had to coax me into one, so I'm not a person who would be even remotely depressed
about losing them.