Friday, 25 July 2008
Pitt Cancer Center: Cell Phone Caution
A researcher at the University of Pittsburgh issued a warning to limit cell phone use because of possible cancer risks. The warning came from Dr. Ronald B. Herberman, director of the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute. Some of the points made: Electromagnetic fields from cell phones are estimated to penetrate the brain especially in children. The most recent studies, which include subjects with a history of cell phone usage for a duration of at least 10 years, show a possible association between certain benign tumors (acoustic neuromas) and some brain cancers on the side the device is used. The warning recommends 10 precautions to take with your cellphone.