Are Cell Phones Harmful to health and do they really cause cancer and Brain Tumo
December 25, 2006 10:10am CST
Cell phones and cancer are in the news all the time now it seems. But almost everyone uses cell phones. All over the world, tens of millions of people are pressing them against their heads for hours every day. So what's the fuss? Is cancer caused by cell phones a serious concern, or the media's panic-du-jour?A cell phone, and a household cordless phone, use a low level form of microwave radiation to send and receive their signals. Microwaves, as you know, are used to cook food. As the radiation penetrates tissue it causes it to heat. Is this a problem for us with cell phones? That is the current debate. Let's examine the positions and the known evidence, without hype or prejudice. Cell phones are dangerous: * They emit microwaves.* You hold the source of the emission against your brain* There are claims that people have had brain tumors in the exact size, shape and position as the antenna on their cell phone. Cell phones are safe: * Cell phones use a very, very low level of radio frequency (rf) energy - too low to cause damage.* The type of energy emitted is non-ionizing - meaning it doesn't cause damage to chemical bonds or dna.* Hundreds of millions of people have been using cell phones and cordless phones for years. If there were a problem, we would have seen it by now. Now the members of mylot can comment and give their opinions on this topic whether cell phones are harmful or harmless.