For years we’ve heard that cell phones cause brain tumors, they cause skin cancer, and they make unborn babies turn into Godzilla! Okay, the last one is fake, but the other two? … well turns out they are more real that we thought, we just need more “research”, and more “time”.
The World Health Organization – WHO- for short, has come to a pseudo conclusion. After a group of 31 scientists from 14 countries working in the org’s International Agency for Research on Cancer claimed that based on a survey of the literature — those electromagnetic fields are as likely to be “potentially” carcinogenic as 266 other cancerous substances.
They rated the Cell Phone Waves next to, DDT pesticide and the exhaust from your automobile.
So we go back to the “in theory” moment, WHO, is not saying that cellphones give you cancer, they are saying that they need more research. The decision 31 scientist came up with was merely a call of action for more research.
After a week of “research” they came up with the following results…
“The evidence was reviewed critically, and overall evaluated as being limited (2) among users of wireless telephones for glioma and acoustic neuroma, and inadequate (3)to draw conclusions for other types of cancers. The evidence from the occupational and environmental exposures mentioned above was similarly judged inadequate. The Working Group did not quantitate the risk; however, one study of past cell phone use (up to the year 2004), showed a 40% increased risk for gliomas in the highest category of heavy users (reported average: 30 minutes per day over a 10‐year period).”
So really what they learned was a way to scare us a little bit more, they looked over some books and came up with what we already knew. Not to bash the scientist or anything, but after 1 week of working in a lab, I would think they could come out with more than just a ‘we need more money’ and if all of this were true, what would happen then? what happens when we finally figure out – Cell Phones do give us cancer – is not like you can stop cell phone usage, will the cellphone companies send out what could possibly be the biggest recall in human history?