Thursday, June 2, 2011

A Little Consumer Service

I am sure that many of you have, by now, heard numerous stories lately about the alleged connection between cell phones and cancer.

Here is a detailed article from Orac, one of the best defenders of real science to be found online, revealing the (usual) lack of any real scientific understanding behind this latest scare, and pointing out the extreme weakness of this alleged research and its conclusions.

As usual, this story is likely to be nothing but the usual alarmist hooey, like the vaccine-autism nonsense we hear so much about.  I just thought you'd like to know.


mastercynic said...

Most people would much rather expose their children to deadly diseases than put down their cell phones anyway.

Cardinal44 said...

Coffee, pickled veggies also 'possibly' cause cancer
As you continue to weigh the risks and benefits of using your cell phone, in light of the recent World Health Organization announcement that the phones may lead to cancer, consider how scared you are of pickled vegetables, gasoline and magenta dyes.

These are just some of the substances also lumped in the same group of "possible carcinogens," formally known as "group 2B carcinogens" on the WHO's International Agency for Research on Cancer's list of known, likely and maybe-likely suspects.

In fact, coffee is in the same 2B category as cell phones because of evidence that drinking coffee could be associated with cancer of the large bowel. On the other hand, coffee was also recently linked to a lowered risk of fatal prostate cancer, so go figure.

Supercynic said...

I got it! If folks put down their cellphones, they won't be using them to create 'Arab Springs"! You know I'm right!!!!