Cell Phones “More Dangerous Than Smoking”

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The Independent:

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.

The study, by Dr Vini Khurana, is the most devastating indictment yet published of the health risks.

It draws on growing evidence – exclusively reported in the IoS in October – that using handsets for 10 years or more can double the risk of brain cancer. Cancers take at least a decade to develop, invalidating official safety assurances based on earlier studies which included few, if any, people who had used the phones for that long.

Who ever thought that cell phone use could become a vice?

That said, I’m sure it’s like aspertame in Tab.  You probably have to be one of those people with a mobile phone headset glued to your ear 24/7.  Casual users, like most of us, probably won’t be affected.  I’m guessing.

UPDATE: Still, some people are afraid not to have their cell phones.