Your Cell Phone Isn’t Giving You Cancer!
I’m sure we’re all a little skeptical of the everyday things that scientists say are causing cancer. The latest list included cosmetics, plastic food containers, cold water, dental filings, microwaves, and deodorants. The bad news is that you’re still going to have to be uncomfortable using these items but the good news is that due to the decisions of the Food and Drug Administration and the Federal Communications Commission, cellphones can officially be taken of that list, for now anyway. A recent study conducted by Danish researchers shows that cell phones and cancer have no evidence of a connection. After the 350, 000 people used for the study were examined, it was clouded that there was no difference in cancer rates or other special health concerns between people who on the phone 24/7 and those who are not. Almost a year ago, when cells phones were first accused of being cancerous, a study of 14,000 people showed that cell phones’ electromagnetic energy was “possibly carcinogenic”. However, this study explains that the radiation emitted from cell phones are not the same as the kind that come from medical equipment so they pose no serious harm. However,Hazel Nunn, head of Health Evidence and Information at Cancer Research in U.K., brings up a valid point in opposition of this study. The people who were tested have been using or have been around cell phones for decades meaning there is no true controlled factor in the experiments. Nunn says that the only way to really test the safety of cellphones is to preform a extensive study on children, which in my opinion won’t be approved for a number of decades. Nunn does in fact agree with taking cell phones off the list of things that cause cancer. She implies that if theres no real proof for it or against then there no real reason to fear it.