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Well I doubt this will much change cell phone usage. Cell phones are so ingrained into our society and daily lives now people will just have to deal with the effects.
In addition to genetic causes of protein misfolding, it is believed that environmental insults, either physical (heat, pressure, radiation) ...cause proteins to misfold into toxic shapes.
...many links have been found between prions and various types of cancer. In 2009, researchers found a prion biomarker for pancreatic cancer (Li et al., 2009) and in another report it was demonstrated that prion protein (PrP) antibodies slowed the rate of tumor growth in colon cancer (McEwan et al., 2009).
Radiation can do that?
Better not go outside, or inside... light is radiation.
Every living organism on the surface of the earth is exposed to the ultraviolet (UV) fraction of the sunlight. This electromagnetic energy has both life-giving and life-endangering effects. UV radiation can damage DNA and thus mutagenize several genes involved in the development of the skin cancer. The presence of typical signature of UV-induced mutations on these genes indicates that the ultraviolet-B part of sunlight is responsible for the evolution of cutaneous carcinogenesis. During this process, variable alterations of the oncogenic, tumor-suppressive, and cell-cycle control signaling pathways occur. These pathways include (a) mutated PTCH (in the mitogenic Sonic Hedgehog pathway) and mutated p53 tumor-suppressor gene in basal cell carcinomas, (b) an activated mitogenic ras pathway and mutated p53 in squamous cell carcinomas, and (c) an activated ras pathway, inactive p16, and p53 tumor suppressors in melanomas. This review presents background information about the skin optics, UV radiation, and molecular events involved in photocarcinogenesis.
One thing which bugs me, cancer seems to be a 20th century thing, or at least the highest cases seem to be from the mid 20th century onwards, right when we started testing nuclear devices and building power plants / re-processing plants.
Sellafield, near me is one of the largest reprocessing plants in the world (or it was) and childhood leukaemia in the surrounding villages went skyrocketing, in fact in 1957 ( I think) there was a major fire which released a whole heap of nastiness into the atmosphere, almost on par with Chernobyl.
Now I'm not the big conspiracy theorist, I like to look at facts to draw a conclusion, and I can't help but wonder if blaming mobile phones and such like is just trying to cover up for all the crap our governments blew in our faces during those periods.
Originally posted by woogleuk
reply to post by darklife
A microwave excites water molecules to produce heat.
Yes radiation can cause cancer. ...You are confusing the word "radiation".
Received the Ph.D. degree from the Electrical Engineering Department, I.I.T. Kanpur in 1983. From 1983 to 1985, was a Research Associate at the Univ. of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Canada. From 1985 to 1991, was an Assistant Professor in the Electrical Engineering Department at the Univ. of North Dakota, Grand Forks, ND, USA. Since 1991, has been an Associate Professor in the Electrical Engineering Department at I.I.T. Bombay. Published more than 80 papers in the national / international journals and conferences.
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G. Kumar and K.C. Gupta, "Non - radiating edges and four edges gap - coupled multiple resonator broadband microstrip antennas", IEEE Trans. Antennas Propagat., vol. AP - 33, pp. 173 - 178, Feb. 1985.
According to a paper published by Kumar, the short-term and long-term affects of radiation include memory loss, sleep disruption, headache, depression, irritability, ill-concentration, and appetite loss. “All are related to changes in electrical activity in the brain. The other effects include Alzheimer’s, Parkinson, DNA damage, irreversible infertility and prostate cancer.