“Brain expert warns of huge rise in tumours and calls on industry to take immediate steps to reduce radiation”

Article from Independent, by Geoffrey Lean
Sunday, 30 March 2008

“Mobile phones could kill far more people than smoking or asbestos, a study by an award-winning cancer expert has concluded. He says people should avoid using them wherever possible and that governments and the mobile phone industry must take “immediate steps” to reduce exposure to their radiation.”

While I would not panic, I think it is prudent to reduce exposure to cell-phones.A cell-phone is both a radio receiver and a transmitter. The transmitted signal has to be strong enough to get to the repeater station. Pressing a fairly powerful radio transmitter to your head might not be a good idea.Radio waves are not viewed as harmful. They are electromagnetic waves like X-rays, but X-rays have a much shorter wavelength are are classified as “ionizing” radiation. This basically means that X-rays will damage some of the cells in your body, while low levels of radio waves will probably not.

Some of us are concerned about exposure to cell-phones and some are not. Just remember that it may take 20 years to get cancer. I once had a medical doctor who said that when she was young she was concerned about X-rays, but everybody was telling her they were harmless ...

By the way, I will still be using my cell!

Mobile phone radiation and health