Experts Revive Debate Over Cellphones and Cancer
What do brain surgeons know about cellphone safety that the rest of us don”™t? According to The New York Times, three prominent neurosurgeons interviewed on Larry King all said they not hold it them to their ear but use an earpiece.
“… Along with Senator Edward M. Kennedy”™s recent diagnosis of a glioma, a type of tumor that critics have long associated with cellphone use, the doctors”™ remarks have helped reignite a long-simmering debate about cellphones and cancer.
Researchers who have raised concerns say that just because science can”™t explain the mechanism doesn”™t mean one doesn”™t exist. Concerns have focused on the heat generated by cellphones and the fact that the radio frequencies are absorbed mostly by the head and neck.
In recent studies that suggest a risk, the tumors tend to occur on the same side of the head where the patient typically holds the phone