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May 20th, 2011
02:34 PM ET
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  1. Steve

    Liked your piece on cells phones. My question is what makes us think that ear pieces are safe? Example, those headphones that all of us "yuppies"give to our children to watch videos in our cars or silence surrounding noise etc may be just as harmful. Perhaps as dangerous as having conversations with them!!!!!!

    May 21, 2011 at 8:04 am |
  2. James

    Very newsworthy Sanjay! Maybe they can study the effects of cell phone radiation to the scalp (skin), as well as effects on the thyroid. I have both. Wonder if there may be a connection. 10 year studies mention nothing. I agree, longterm studies should be conducted.

    May 21, 2011 at 10:18 am |
  3. Mike Dziurgot

    If cell phones increase the risk of brain cancer(s)–wouldn't there be a sharp increase in brain cancer incidents correlating with the sharp increase in cell phone subscriptions over the past 20-30 years. Even if the time from exposure to radiation to being diagnosed were an average of 40 years, we would still be at the mid-point of a bell-curve that would show an elevating increase of incidents compared to pre-cell phone brain cancer incidents. Has anyone produced any such findings?

    May 21, 2011 at 3:08 pm |
  4. Anne McGinnis Breen

    Dear Dr Gupta,
    So far the industry testing has only gone back 15 years or so. My concern is about all the earlier cordless home phones that were popular in the 70"s and 80's. Has anyone tested the type or amount of radiation waves that were used in those old analogue cordless phones that are no longer on the market?

    Thank You for your efforts to get to the bottom of this issue. What if some older cordless phone equipment contributed to the development of some more common non-cancerous so called "benign" brain tumors like left or right temporal lobe meningiomas, acoustic neuromas and/or vestibular schwannomas? GBYAY Anne Breen

    May 21, 2011 at 7:11 pm |
  5. Robyn Wawn

    As well as mobile phones beaming microwave radiation in all directions like the suns rays and affecting cell health, what about accumulation of radiation exposure to all the other microwave-emiting devices now in daily use and that are a way of life – cordless phones, wireless modems/keyboards/mice, computer games consoles, moble credit card swipers, Smart Meters, WiFi, GPS, etc, microwave communication satellites beaming down, and the mega emitters – the ever-increasing number of cell phone masts and towers, especially those on the tops of city buildings? Who would want to work on the top few floors underneath these powerful transmission towers? Cell phones are the obvious the tip of iceberg in the self-inflicted microwave radiation lifestyle. There is no real escape from man-made radiation any more and there is no safe level of exposure but there is minimization and choice about reducing personal levels of radiation exposure.

    And then there is ElectroMagnetic Frequency (EMF) radiation that plumes outside every electrical cable, computer, meter box, appliance and all electrical machinery, including jets with kilometers of concealed wiring pluming strong EMF's right under your feet and next to you in the fuselage.

    Empower yourself with a hand-held radiation meter to know exacty where the invisible hotspots are at home, work and travel to sensibly minimize your own and your familiy's exposure to radiation. Simple. It is a Do-It-Yourself world. Like nicotine and lung cancer, don't wait for the governments of the world to be pushed into playing catch up on radiation and tumors over the next few decades. You make your own choices for today, once you are informed, or after you have had The Big Fright. Unfortunatley, prevention, especially on invisible radiation, is not as convincing as having a tumor later in life. Many choose the denial option at all costs as they are users addicted to the technology or they have a vested interest in its proliferation.
    Robyn Wawn, Australia

    June 12, 2011 at 10:39 pm |
  6. Mel

    I heard about a study years ago that said A) Do not let children under the age of 12 use a cell phone. Because the lining around their brain is not as an adults. B) it was a concern due to cancer studies because C) they know that radiation is radiation. Do the math.

    To the 40 year study guy above: bag phones may have been around for 20 years. These types of cell phones have not. These types of cell phones have this toxic energy flowing in the air, all around us, all the time. It gets real close when we use the phones.

    Use headphone and speaker option as much as you can
    Do not let your children have a cell phone until they are 12
    Do not let your children sleep next to the cell phone
    Do not let yourself sleep next to the cell phone

    September 26, 2012 at 3:24 pm |
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    My husband doesn't like keeping it anywhere near his groan. He say's that our Gov't told us smoking was safe,you can drink alcohol when
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    Limit your Cell phone use!

    January 10, 2014 at 6:02 pm |

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