looks like the scientists now flip flopped again and are telling the public that cell phones held next to the ear actually do cause brain damage!
http://www.latimes.com/health/la-he-cel … ?track=rss
Hi Stacie. The article was very informative. Thanks for posting it. However, it doesn’t say anything about cell phones actually causing brain damage. In fact, it specifically quotes researchers as saying, “We don't know whether this is a good effect, a neutral effect or a bad effect.” Should you change the wording in your post?.
You mean I can now put my cell phone on my head, instead of this brick?
hi Quilligrapher; I think the implication is there;they're just not ready to say the words..
One of the greatest challenges we face as a society is the elimination of texting or distracted driving. How can we eliminate this? Can or should we equip cars with technology to stop this?
Scientists are not flip flopping with the results. They have been saying all along that cell phone cause an increase in brain activity near the antenna. That is not unusual and this increase in brain activity is the same level of brain activities researchers see when neurons in the brain are firing when some neurological processes such as communicating, hearing, touching, etc., is going on in the body. Also they do not see this increase in activity until the phone is held on the ear for at least 50 minutes or more. Finally, the microwave energy level is so low to cause any serious harm to to the brain so stop worrying. Remember the phone got to be there for 50 minutes with interruption. The problem is people are on their phones too long for one session.
let's not forget all the other radiation that we come in contact with in our everyday life..
i guess you don't need to worry if you're just using it every now and then...
sorry to those folks that are on them non-stop.
I guess it is fair to say not to worry about low levels of radiation exposure caused by cell phones. The same can be said for when using your computers, TVs, gaming consoles , and so on. But when many people use all of these devices everyday, i would say it is safe to at least be conscious of not using a cell phone when you do not have to by using a home phone instead or by watching less TV and picking up a hobby. Overtime all these small doses of radiation are going to have some kind of toll on your well being.
Personally I am always suspicious when reports are released the favor huge corporations. Just saw an article entitled in part:
"...healthy eating is a mental disorder...".
Maybe will wind up as a disorder in the Psychiatric Diagnostic Manual.
I don't see where it says anything about brain damage. It caused some localized brain heating/activity but no one knows if that is harmful and there is no evidence at all of anything being "damaged".
Read something by somebody, a few days ago, hard to keep track since I read a lot of different sources, but this guy stated that
he got brain cancer, exactly in the part of the brain where he would hold his cell phone to his ear. And he had a lot of usage. I myself use speaker phone and try to keep it away from my head. Why play Russian Roulette?
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