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What's the truth about cell phones and your health?

Submitted By: Arnie Jacobsen

It seems that with every new advance in technology a question arises about its long term health effects. The cellular phone has not escaped the question. Indeed there are those that firmly believe that using cellular phones causes brain damage.

Linking cell phones with cancer has been a hot topic for some time, said Rob Denell, director of Kansas State University's Terry C. Johnson Center for Basic Cancer Research. "This has been a very controversial area for some years now and a number of people have tried to file suits against cell phone companies claiming cell phone radiation-induced cancers," he said. "The consensus in the field has been that there is no credible link between cell phone usage and cancers."

Studies have been conducted in various countries around the world exposing lab rats to radiation levels similar to the microwaves found in cell phones, and upon examination, were found to have brain cancer. This study has never been replicated however, and has not been published in any mainstream cancer journal.

In the United States alone there are an approximate 97 million users. In other countries the actual percentage of cell phone users is even higher, as high as 95% in Finland, with no health officials in any country having any evidence that cellular phones are in anyway a risk to human health. With the exception of driving and talking possibly.

In our research, the constant recommendation for those experiencing concern for their health? Use a hands free set if it makes you feel safer, particularly while driving, but that their is no conclusive data to link cell phone use to disease of any kind.

So use your phone and enjoy it!!

About The Author

Arnie Jacobsen is an educator, entreprenuer, and freelance writer in the field of consumer products relating to cell phones and service and cellular accessories.

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