Saturday, September 27, 2008


This article was taken from The Star 27th Sep 2008
The potential link between mobile telephones and brain cancer could be similar to the link between lung cancer and smoking - something tobacco companies took 50 years to recodnise.....
However society "must not repeat the situation we had with the relationship between smoking and lung cancer where we waited until every 'i' was dotted ant 't' was crossed before warnings were issued. "said David Carpenter directer of the Institute Of Health and Environment at the University of Albany, in testimony before a subcommittee of the US house of Representative Committee on Oversight and reform...............
Ronald Herberman director of the Unversity of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute - one of the top US cancer research centres said that most studies "Claiming that there is no link between cellphones and brain tumours are outdated, had methodological concerns and did not include sufficient numbers of long-term cell phone user" Many studies denying a link defined regular cellphone use as "once a week" he said.
A brain tumour can take dozens of years to devolop, the scientists said....
In addition, a paper published this month by the Royal Society in London found that adolescents who start using cellphones before the age of 20 were five times more likely to develop brain cancer at the age of 29 than those who did'nt use a cell phone.
"Every child is using cellphones all of the time, and there are three billion cellphones users in the world." said Herberman. -AFP

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