ANSWERS: 11
  • As far as we know, no they don't cause cancer. # http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/health/4628914.stm # http://www.theregister.co.uk/2006/12/06/phones_still_safe/ # http://networks.silicon.com/mobile/0,39024665,39164556,00.htm # http://www.euractiv.com/en/infosociety/study-mobile-phones-increase-cancer-risk/article-143642 Debunking myths and bad science: # http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/health/351048.stm However we don't know for sure and there are still scares in the media: # http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2007/01/25/nmobile25.xml (2007)
  • So far I don't believe there has been a causal link established. It could take a while before we know though - in the same way it took a long time before the link between lung cancer and smoking was established.
  • It's been proposed and a small amount of theory exists, however, it is unfounded and there has been no significant proof. On the other hand, putting an earphone on will increase the bacteria in your ear a thousand times within an hour (so says my professor). I think that's a more pressing matter.
  • It would make me laugh if they did. Even better if ipods did. Maybe we'd have more people interacting normally.
  • yes, definatly the cell chones/or mobile phone's over use can cancer
  • yes definetly the cell chone's over use can cause cancer.
  • No they don't just like living next door to an electricity pylon doesn't either.
  • We won't really know until years down the road. All the pro-cell phone folks say they do not, but just like anything, only time will really tell. If we see major increases in brain cancer as the years progress, I wouldn't trust the cell phone companies to tell the truth anyway.
  • A German study suggests living near a mobile telephone base station increases this risk of cancer.
  • There are some neurosurgeons who link the increase in brain tumors over the years to increased cell phone use, and predict that the use of cell phones will cause a cancer epidemic in years to come... But it really is too soon to tell. If you want to be safer than sorry, use a headset like a bluetooth instead of holding the phone to your head - those headsets do give off some radiation, but only a fraction of what the phones do.
  • Short-term cell phone use does not appear to be associated with brain tumors of any kind; however, there is a convincing trend toward an increased risk of ipsilateral brain tumors with long-term use of mobile cell phones and possibly cordless home phones. Despite this, the area requires further research, particularly in children who may be at higher risk than adults. A more definitive answer should be available in the next five to 10 years when larger studies with digital-only (not analog) cell phones can ensure long enough follow-up of patients.

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