New research reveals that cell phones are the greatest risk extant to human health, putting smoking and asbestos into the minor leagues, although incidentally, cell phones are really nothing to worry about. Confused? Read on.
Yes smoking and asbestos turn out to be nothing compared to cell phones:
“Mobile phones could kill far more people than smoking or asbestos, a study by an award-winning cancer expert has concluded. He says people should avoid using them wherever possible and that governments and the mobile phone industry must take ‘immediate steps’ to reduce exposure to their radiation.”
On the other hand:
“But health experts yesterday urged people not to throw out their phones just yet, claiming there was still not enough evidence to link mobiles to an increase in brain tumours.”
“[U]sing handsets for 10 years or more can double the risk of brain cancer. Cancers take at least a decade to develop, invalidating official safety assurances based on earlier studies which included few, if any, people who had used the phones for that long.
"Earlier this year, the French government warned against the use of mobile phones, especially by children. Germany also advises its people to minimise handset use, and the European Environment Agency has called for exposures to be reduced.”
“Professor Bruce Armstrong from Sydney University said the jury was still out on whether frequent use of mobile phones caused tumours.
" ‘I don’t think you can confidently say that long-term, high-level use does not cause brain tumours,’ he said.
" ‘Equally so, I don’t think you can say it does. I personally am not worried about mobile phones.’ ”
Don’t be confused. It’s lifestyle epidemiology. It’s eugenics. It’s always like this. It’s goddamned crazy. Always use your own judgement about the risks of things and about how you choose to live. Expect drivel, often hatefully politically motivated drivel, from lifestyle epidemiologists. We link to two articles about the cell phone news below.
From the UK Independent: (Article) (stored version)
From the Australian Courier-Mail: (Article) (stored version)