In the past, numerous studies have not show a link between cancer and cell phone use but this week, Prof Heberman, the head of a prominent cancer research institute in Pittsburgh, issued a warning to his faculty and staff to limit cell
phone use because of the possible risk of cancer.
Herberman is basing his alarm on early unpublished data and says it
takes too long to get answers from science, believing that people
should take action now, especially when it comes to children. In other words, use caution because prevention is better than cure.
Of course, it is possible that such the electromagnetic effect may not show up for a lifetime and trial is going to last that long, so any study is likely looking at the short rather than long term effects. Many cancers occur in the elderly where mutations in the DNA are more likely occur over time.
Overall, the risks are relatively low but no one knows who is susceptible to cancer and who is not. Caution is therefore probably a sensible approach. Headsets and speaker phone use offers a viable alternative and I canfess these are options I tend to use myself, where possible.
What’s your take? What do you do?
Univ. Pittsburgh Advice