Posts Tagged ‘Cell phones’

TUESDAY WRITING CONVERSATION

February 21, 2017

With the smart phone more and more popular and the increase in sales and the competition more fierce than ever:

Do we know everything about them?

Are they really a necessity in today’s world?

Are we getting a fair deal in Canada?

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Here is a post from Neil on the subject.

Posted on Exchange in May 2010

DO CELLPHONES CAUSE BRAIN CANCER?

After studying the matter for 10 years in 13 countries including Canada, the experts have come up with a puzzling answer about mobile phones and cancer.

Here is the bad news.  Heavy cellphone use, defined as chatting on mobiles for more than half an hour a day over 10 years,  was associated with a 40 per cent increase in risk of a rare and deadly brain cancer known as glioma, the same kind of cancer that killed Senator Kennedy.

The good news is that the study also found that low and moderate amounts of cellphone use seemed to offer a modest protection against developing the disease.

This means that the debate over cell[phone use is unlikely to go away soon.

The fact is that using a cellphone amounts to placing a small radio transmitter next to your head, exposing the brain and ears to microwave radiation.

Do you use cellphones?

Are you concerned about a risk of brain cancer?

Would you stop using cellphones for that reason.?

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TUESDAY WRITING CONVERSATION

September 15, 2015

With the smart phone more and more popular and the increase in sales and the competition more fierce than ever:

Do we know everything about them?

Are they really a necessity in today’s world?

Are we getting a fair deal in Canada?

———————

Here is a post from Neil on the subject.

Posted on Exchange in May 2010

DO CELLPHONES CAUSE BRAIN CANCER?

After studying the matter for 10 years in 13 countries including Canada, the experts have come up with a puzzling answer about mobile phones and cancer.

Here is the bad news.  Heavy cellphone use, defined as chatting on mobiles for more than half an hour a day over 10 years,  was associated with a 40 per cent increase in risk of a rare and deadly brain cancer known as glioma, the same kind of cancer that killed Senator Kennedy.

The good news is that the study also found that low and moderate amounts of cellphone use seemed to offer a modest protection against developing the disease.

This means that the debate over cell[phone use is unlikely to go away soon.

The fact is that using a cellphone amounts to placing a small radio transmitter next to your head, exposing the brain and ears to microwave radiation.

Do you use cellphones?

Are you concerned about a risk of brain cancer?

Would you stop using cellphones for that reason.?

ARE CELLPHONES DANGEROUS?

June 21, 2011

As you probably know, scientists from the World Health Organization have warned that protracted cellphone use might possibly cause a type of brain cancer.  In other words, if you use a cellphone a lot you may be frying your brain.

Shortly after learning this I took a a walk on my neighbourhood streets in Westmount.  Roughly every third person was chattering away on a cellphone. Did you know there are about 25 million Canadian cellphone users.  This puts us in the 75 percent range for penetration, and worldwide the figure is now up to to an astonishing five billion users.

Cellphones are the highest source of exposure to radiofrequency electromagnetic fields for most people, because they are held directly to the head, allowing the body to absorb radiation.

Now I don’t use or even own a cellphone.  Never have.  Never will.  The reason is not fear of cancer although that is a valid reason.  The real reason I don’t have a cellphone is that I refuse to be tied to a mobile office, at the beck and call of every Tom, Dick and Harriett.  It makes about as much sense as following the market all day on your mobile phone.  What a stupid way to live – like a rat tied to a perpetually moving treadmill.

Besides a cell phone is a source of constant embarrassment to yourself and others.  I was at an annual general meeting when a stupid cellphone went off  during the middle of the chairman’s presentation.  I have heard other stupid cell phones go off in church, in the cinema, at the dinner table.  Why should I have to put up with this crass rudeness.  Because that’s what it is.  Crass rudeness.

Are cell phones dangerous?  You better believe it.

What do you think?