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Sunday, March 21, 2010

There's Something in the Air

Cellphone radiation affects cells in living humans

RADIATION from cellphones is too weak to heat biological tissue or break chemical bonds in cells, but the radio waves they emit may still affect cell behaviour.

"Our study suggests that it is possible that mobile phone radiation alters the expression of some proteins in living humans," says Dariusz Leszczynski at the Finnish Radiation and Nuclear Safety Authority, in Helsinki.

Fact or Fiction?: Cell Phones Can Cause Brain Cancer

"Long term and frequent use of cell phones which receive and emit radio frequency may be associated with an increased risk of brain tumors," Herberman told lawmakers. "I find the old adage 'better to be safe than sorry' to be very apt to this situation."

Hoover, on the other hand, insisted that the pervasive technology was safe, testifying that "its effect on the body appears to be insufficient to cause genetic damage.

A post "That's because people who know what they're talking about, know that cancer is caused when some agent breaks chemical bonds in DNA, and thereby causes the broken DNA strands to mutate. And microwaves just don't work that way." True?

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