Technical devices found to contribute to cancer risk

@celticeagle (114184)
Boise, Idaho
September 24, 2015 10:06pm CST
People who use technical devices like cell phones and tablets may be get more ultra violet rays which may contribute to skin cancer risk. Go figure since many people use these devices so much that it is if they are attached surgically. Any thoughts?
Mary E. Logue of the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque, and colleagues reported that electronic handheld devices such as laptops, smartphones, and tablets may indirectly increase skin cancer risk through the reflection of ultraviolet light from...
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@owlwings (38076)
• Cambridge, England
25 Sep 15
As the article points out, most people would shade their device from the sun to enhance readability. Any reflective surface is going to reflect some ultraviolet which is why people tend to tan more quickly (and more evenly, perhaps) at the beach. The lesson to be learned from this, I think, is that, if you are going out in the sun, be sure to apply a suitable level of sun-cream all over and never stay in the sun for longer than you need to.
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@celticeagle (114184)
• Boise, Idaho
25 Sep 15
And so be sure to put sunscreen on your device before heading out to the sun? ......Yep. good to be aware.
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@Marcyaz (36125)
• United States
25 Sep 15
@celticeagle yep good to put sunscreen on your cell before going out in the sun.
@owlwings (38076)
• Cambridge, England
25 Sep 15
@celticeagle If you put it on yourself, you are bound to get some very annoying smears on everything else that is smooth and shiny!
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@LadyDuck (118499)
• Switzerland
25 Sep 15
Every time that new devices hit the market there are "rumors". I remember in the early fifties when they said that TV could make you blind, then there was the microwave that caused cancer, now the cell phones. As usual items must be used without abusing.
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@celticeagle (114184)
• Boise, Idaho
25 Sep 15
That is a good rule of thumb. Not abusing these things or over use.
@Marcyaz (36125)
• United States
25 Sep 15
Isn't it rediculous who many things they say will harm you and then later they say no it won't harm you.
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@celticeagle (114184)
• Boise, Idaho
25 Sep 15
@Marcyaz .....that's when you have to check your sources.
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@GardenGerty (90189)
• Marion, Kansas
25 Sep 15
I tend not to use devices outdoors too much. I guess too much of anything can cause cancer.
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@celticeagle (114184)
• Boise, Idaho
25 Sep 15
Everything in moderation. That's a good rule.
@Marcyaz (36125)
• United States
25 Sep 15
Every time you turn around we are hearing something or other is causing cancer but I think no one really knows yet what does cause it.
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@celticeagle (114184)
• Boise, Idaho
25 Sep 15
@Marcyaz .....and there seems to be such a long list.
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@jstory07 (57043)
• Roseburg, Oregon
25 Sep 15
They used to say the microwave would cause cancer and now it does not.. I do not think anyone knows for sure.
@celticeagle (114184)
• Boise, Idaho
25 Sep 15
Until it actually happens. If there are rays it could happen
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@Marcyaz (36125)
• United States
25 Sep 15
I have heard that about a microwave also but no they are saying different. So I don't listen anymore to this type of nonsense.
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@indexer (780)
• Leicester, England
25 Sep 15
It is an interesting idea, and one that is different from earlier scare stories of a similar general nature. This is talking about ultra-violet rays from the sun being reflected on to the skin by the device. It is clearly something that needs further investigation, and possibly warnings against using such devices in the open air on sunny days!
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@celticeagle (114184)
• Boise, Idaho
25 Sep 15
I think it is smart to be cautious and I appreciate them letting us know, or reminding us that there could be a problem
@Marcyaz (36125)
• United States
25 Sep 15
So many things are Said to cause cancer but this study does not seem correct to me. How many times does a person go out in the sun with their cell, if the sun is shining on your cell you wouldn't be able to see it so you would go inside or shield it from the sun.
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@celticeagle (114184)
• Boise, Idaho
25 Sep 15
But do we really know for sure?
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@Marcyaz (36125)
• United States
25 Sep 15
@celticeagle No we don't know for sure as it all seems to be congecture.
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@celticeagle (114184)
• Boise, Idaho
28 Sep 15
@Marcyaz .....And, again, we need to look at who is sending the information out too.
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• Lakewood, Colorado
25 Sep 15
I think this may be true but maybe not. I think stress can cause diseases more tho.
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@wiLLmaH (8167)
• Singapore, Singapore
26 Sep 15
I was about to respond that too @TiarasOceanView!
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• Lakewood, Colorado
26 Sep 15
@wiLLmaH Hi wiLLmaH
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@celticeagle (114184)
• Boise, Idaho
28 Sep 15
@TiarasOceanView ....I think you are right. Sure is in my case.
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@simone10 (22269)
• Louisville, Kentucky
28 Sep 15
I don't pay much attention to any of this anymore. Just about everything we do or eat causes cancer according to scientists.
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@celticeagle (114184)
• Boise, Idaho
28 Sep 15
Yes, indeed. We really need to look at the people sending this info out and how credible they are.
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@simone10 (22269)
• Louisville, Kentucky
29 Sep 15
@celticeagle I agree. It seems like every week there is something new that can cause cancer.
@MALUSE (31684)
• Denmark
26 Sep 15
You can lead a perfect life but nevertheless get cancer. You can lead a completely unhealthy life and not get cancer.
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• Hubli, India
25 Sep 15
Yes, not just a skin cancer nowadays the technology is creating so many problems even those it made us just human beings to super humans it causing us enough damages it will make our brain weaker ,changes are there for a brain may not work properly ,and the radiations are really bad
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@celticeagle (114184)
• Boise, Idaho
25 Sep 15
And moderation should be the rule I am thinking.
@Asylum (46815)
• Manchester, England
4 Oct 15
It seems quite absurd to warn about the danger of reflected sunshine from mobile phones and tablets while people are spending vast sums of money every year on sun beds and trips to sunny countries in order to lie in the Sun for hours.
@dpk262006 (53822)
• Delhi, India
30 Sep 15
Excess of everything is bad, so may be using devices like smart phones excessively could cause skin related diseases (including cancer). To my mind these kind of research are not substantiated by concrete proofs. These are based on research based on small area or group of people.