Do cellphones cause cancer???

Do they or don’t they? For years, we’ve been hearing rumors that holding a cellphone right next you’re your brain wasn’t the wisest thing in the world, as some suspected it may cause cancer. And for years, we’ve been hearing experts, including the American Cancer Society, insist there was no firm evidence of a link. But now some surgeons are raising the question again.

A new study is underway in Britain to try and resolve the question.

Your Comments, Thoughts, Questions, Ideas

Marisol's picture
Marisol says:

I think that this is very creepy because many people use cellphones daily.

posted on Wed, 10/15/2008 - 1:40pm
carcar28's picture
carcar28 says:

I think it is the funnoest thing ever because it has been made a proven fact and people still use their cell phones.

posted on Wed, 10/15/2008 - 1:41pm
JGordon's picture
JGordon says:

Hey Marisol

I actually posted on Science Buzz about this just a couple weeks ago! Check it out here.

But, yeah, it looks like some new studies are suggesting that cell phones can contribute to various forms of cancer. Old research that denied the link were based on people using cell phones for an hour a week—a lot less than a lot of people use their phones now, huh? Some new studies are showing that frequent cell phone users have an increased risk of developing cancerous tumors... always on the same side of their head that they hold their phones.

posted on Wed, 10/15/2008 - 1:43pm
Liza's picture
Liza says:

Hey, turns out that dermatologists are also seeing lots of rashes on hands, faces, and ears. The culprit? Nickel in the handset casings and buttons of mobile phones.

OK, so it's not cancer. It's just unsightly. And, you know, that's pretty bad, too.

posted on Thu, 10/16/2008 - 3:02pm
tis-chick-s0-fly's picture
tis-chick-s0-fly says:

How can that be possible cause a lot of people use cellphone all the time, even kids that are in middle school they even have phone already.

posted on Mon, 10/27/2008 - 7:53am

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