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Good news! Your cell phone (might) not give you cancer!

Good news! Your cell phone (might) not give you cancer!
Good news, everyone! A study in Denmark has shown that whether you use a cell phone or not, you're equally as likely to develop cancer. Wait a minute, let's brighten that up so as not to depress our readership. A study in Denmark has shown that using a cell phone won't give you cancer! 

The study, by the Danish Center for Cancer and Epidemiology, was conducted over the course of 18 years, using a group of 358,403 mobile phone users. It found 356 gliomas (a type of brain cancer) and 846 cancers of the central nervous system, which lands in the same incidence rate as those who didn't use mobile phones. Even in the group of super users (those with a mobile for 13+ years) the rate was no higher for cancer. 

Despite this and other studies which have come to similar conclusions, the World Health Organization has categorized cell phones along with coffee in the category of items with which a link to cancer could neither be proved or disproved. So, we can rest a little easier knowing that it's looking less likely that cell phones will give us cancer, though it's still probably best to use a hands-free device when driving. 

source: BBC

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posted on 21 Oct 2011, 21:05 2

1. scnix (Posts: 41; Member since: 01 Jul 2010)


There's something wrong with your source link. There's an extra "space" and a "/" at the end of the url.

posted on 21 Oct 2011, 22:05

8. MichaelHeller (Posts: 2664; Member since: 26 May 2011)


sorry about that. fixed. thanks!

posted on 21 Oct 2011, 21:06 1

2. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 2942; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)


Oh thank god, I was going to stop using my cell phone lol
But seriously just about everything can give you cancer these days, However using your cell phone is not one of them.

posted on 21 Oct 2011, 21:50

7. vantenkiest (Posts: 308; Member since: 20 Apr 2011)


Damnit.. RORY I ate Peanut butter IM F#(%*#ED IM GOING TO GET CANCER>> AAAAAHAHHHHHAHHHHHHRGGGG Stupid Peanut butter... and just to start the silly war here...

WHICH OS GIVES YOU CANCER!?!??!?!
APPLE????
ANDROID????
BBX???
BADA??????
WINDOWS?????
MACOSX???????
LINUX????????
UNKIX???????????
DOS?????
WE BE SCREWED

posted on 22 Oct 2011, 10:15 1

15. Leodrade (Posts: 87; Member since: 26 Aug 2011)


Apple is not an OS ¬¬

posted on 24 Oct 2011, 17:27

23. Larry_ThaGr81 (Posts: 294; Member since: 26 May 2011)


lol!!!

posted on 21 Oct 2011, 21:10 3

3. chunk1x (Posts: 248; Member since: 25 Jun 2011)


So I don't get cancer if you put your cellphone on your front pants pocket. My balls are safe.

posted on 21 Oct 2011, 21:22 3

4. TKFox007 (Posts: 303; Member since: 02 Nov 2010)


It won't, it will, it won't, it will, it won't, it will, it won't, it will, it won't, it will, it won't, it will, it won't, it will, it won't, it will, it won't, it will, it won't, it will, make up your mind people!

posted on 21 Oct 2011, 21:23 2

5. FAW-Q (Posts: 63; Member since: 29 Jul 2011)


All the money that went into this 13+ years of research and this is what they came up with?! Having a cellphone for the past 13+ years and not developing a brain tumor; I could have came up with this conclusion for the research for free.

posted on 21 Oct 2011, 21:34 2

6. Allday28 (Posts: 273; Member since: 19 Nov 2010)


Actually it wont.. Dont you guys ever watch myth busters on the Discovery channel?? Sheeeesh! LOL!

posted on 22 Oct 2011, 00:42 1

9. GeekMovement (Posts: 1499; Member since: 09 Sep 2011)


Does this mean I can sleep with my phone now?

posted on 22 Oct 2011, 01:25 3

10. vantenkiest (Posts: 308; Member since: 20 Apr 2011)


yes while watching redtube on your phone.. but be careful dont get the screen too sticky

posted on 22 Oct 2011, 14:42 2

17. buggerrer (Posts: 285; Member since: 21 Sep 2011)


Oh it's weird! Don't you like girls?!

posted on 22 Oct 2011, 15:21

18. jgcaap (Posts: 36; Member since: 22 Feb 2011)


loved this reply

posted on 22 Oct 2011, 23:08

21. vantenkiest (Posts: 308; Member since: 20 Apr 2011)


i actually am engaged. to be married pretty soon

posted on 23 Oct 2011, 03:19

22. buggerrer (Posts: 285; Member since: 21 Sep 2011)


I replied to GeekMovement ;)

posted on 22 Oct 2011, 01:44

11. ivanko34 (Posts: 617; Member since: 04 Sep 2011)


University researchers put a cellphone into a bird eggs incubator
All the birds are dead

http://www.priartem.fr/Deces-des-embryons-de-poulet.html

and

OMS says cellphone may give cancer

http://www.lanouvelletribune.info/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=8195:pour-loms-lusage-du-telephone-portable-pourrait-etre-cancerogene&catid=106:sante&Itemid=100057

posted on 22 Oct 2011, 03:04

12. Penny (Posts: 1129; Member since: 04 Feb 2011)


Friend's dad is a pretty respected neurosurgeon. Let's just say he tries to use the speakerphone as much as possible.

posted on 22 Oct 2011, 07:58 1

13. bossmt_2 (Posts: 430; Member since: 13 Oct 2009)


Damn near everything gives you cancer but as long as you're using phones that pass the FCC, you're pretty good.

posted on 22 Oct 2011, 08:26 2

14. andro. (Posts: 1936; Member since: 16 Sep 2011)


This report doesn't explain to people how the iphone dumbs down your brain though unfortunately,that things gonna melt islaves heads with two antennas constantly trying to keep reception

posted on 22 Oct 2011, 11:25

16. ZayZay (Posts: 556; Member since: 26 Feb 2011)


I wanna ask, what doesn't give you cancer?

posted on 22 Oct 2011, 16:12

19. zeke117 (Posts: 4; Member since: 22 Oct 2011)


NO CANCER??? :(

posted on 22 Oct 2011, 20:19

20. Saulkyle (Posts: 1; Member since: 22 Oct 2011)


this is bs is like the tabacco company.. is the same crap // lies lies and more lies... if you want more info go to ktradionetwork.com....

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