More evidence writes off possible cancerous cell phone radiation

More evidence writes off possible cancerous cell phone radiation
Just over a month ago, the World Health Organization shocked pretty much everyone with a scary message declaring cell phone radiation “possibly carcinogenic to humans. There was no conclusive evidence then as there isn't now, but the journal of Environmental Health Perspectives argues:
"Although there remains some uncertainty, the trend in the accumulating evidence is increasingly against the hypothesis that mobile phone use can cause brain tumors in adults." 

Now that's confusing. Who should you trust? Well, the latter study on one hand reevaluates previous research and stresses the fact that there is no conclusive evidence, nor there is an established biological mechanism explaining how could cell phone radio signals possibly damage the human brain. The WHO on the other exercises more caution. It did also note the possible carcinogenic effect of caffeine, working night shifts or even wrongly preserved vegetables. 

But you might wonder – if phones caused cancer shouldn't we be suffering a pandemic right now? Similarly, however, atomic bomb survivors in Japan showed no signs of increased brain cancer until some forty years after the war. This proves that carcinogenic agents might remain inactive for many years and only trigger cancer development after decades. This uncertainty is exactly what lies under the WHO's scary summation as its aim seems to be prevention and caution.

Finally, Anthony Swerdlow of the British Institute of Cancer Research concludes:
"We are trying to say in plain English what we believe the relationship is. They were trying to classify the risk according to a pre-set classification system."

Feel free to also check out our in-depth article looking at how cell phones might affect your health and what previous studies have concluded.



1. BlowJobs

Posts: 25; Member since: Jun 30, 2011

It seems that cellphones are the devices that are going to bring the human race back to the stone age since only those who don't use technology will survive.

2. thinnairr unregistered

The first article was the result of poor journalism, the threat was exaggerated a bit. While I'm glad that this article has remedied it to some degree, I wish the writer had demonstrated less commitment to his first article by suggesting otherwise. BTW, using Japan's atomic bombing as an analogy was a very poor choice academically and logically. THAT was a completley different situation in a very different time-period, with different technology and medical knowledge. I just hope the general audience is smart enough to deduce this on their own, if not I hope that fear mongering doesn't become a habit on my favorite phone site. Just as the Phone-arena reviewers are scientific, I hope the readers are skeptical. I figure the average reader knows how to do online research, but here's a credible source:

3. lolz unregistered

.gov is a "Credible source"? LMAOOOOOOO Cancer is cancer, no matter what "technology", "time period", or "different situation" you so "infomatively" are referring to. If you don't understand the point of atomic bomb comparison in this article, do not assume you're so brilliantly smart and then trying to educate "the rest of us fools" by posting links to .GOV site.

4. snowgator

Posts: 3621; Member since: Jan 19, 2011

So YOU are more convinced that an atomic BOMB and it's aftermath of radition levels designed to KILL is a good analogy for freaking cell phone waves??? REALLY??? thinnair makes a solid case, very well spoken, and provides a link to back up his claims. You bring out the equal of a wet towel from a locker room, snap it against his leg like a teenager, and think due to you laughing it undermines his argument?? And by the way- Cancer isn't just Cancer. There are researchers for liver cancers, lung cancers, skin cancers, bone cancers, breast cancers, testicle cancers, and any other of a dozen others I can't think of. All have different cycles, causes, mortality rates, and while they may be related and kill, they are not the same. Next time, just post "Nannie-nannie-boo-boo" or "your momma". Save some typing time.

5. Tom unregistered

Hey Lolz, you just got worked.

7. lolz unregistered

Another "scientist", lol. Radiation, in any form, can lead to living cell disruption when cell is exposed to it over period of time. Your argument about "different types" of the disease is ridiculous. And all of them share common denominator "CANCER". By the way, snowgator, put that WiFi router under your pillow at night, it will help you sleep better.

8. Ifko unregistered

Radiation can be different. Ionizing radiation can cause chemical changes in the cells and DNA. It is proved to cause cancer. Non-ionizing radiation can only heat up the mater without changing it.

6. luis_lopez_351

Posts: 951; Member since: Nov 18, 2010

Hahah this aint news, when are people going to realize we already have cancer cells, And that anything can cause our cells to mutate.

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