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The Rover

Cell Phones Usage can cause cancerous tumors ? ? ?

  

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  1. 1. Do you Believe that cell phone usage causes cancer ?

    • I believe cell phone usage causes cancer.
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    • I do --not-- believe cell phone usage causes cancer
      5
    • I do not know if cell phone usage causes cancer
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Since I've never had a cell phone and never plan on having one, I don't worry about the direct effects. I only think about the "second-hand effects". I make sure I duck when I'm in the middle of a conversation and the microwave tower. I don't think it's cool to impose one's cellphone usage and possible detrimental consequences on others.

Of course the masses who do embrace usage will do it anyway, skeptics be damned.

It's the same way with smokers. <_<

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Since I've never had a cell phone and never plan on having one, I don't worry about the direct effects. I only think about the "second-hand effects". I make sure I duck when I'm in the middle of a conversation and the microwave tower. I don't think it's cool to impose one's cellphone usage and possible detrimental consequences on others.

Of course the masses who do embrace usage will do it anyway, skeptics be damned.

It's the same way with smokers. <_<

you won't get cancer from being around a smoker once every couple of weeks. You will not get brain cancer from being around people who talk on cell phones. You will not get cancer from standing in front of the microwave.

Don't believe me? Then stay in your house and don't leave. Welcome to the big bad world

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Anything with waves can cause cancer. Even light waves and radio waves. But we get lots of those daily. But I believe that we'll be fine as long as we don't give each other a lot of gamma and x-rays.

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^ Excatly.

I don't think there's anythign left on this planet that DOESN'T give you cancer so I really don't even care anymore when I hear this kind of shit.

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I think if you keep the cell phone away from your head and use a bluetooth it's ok. I think bluetooth and wifi are probably a lot safer than microwaves, although even for me, at home, I don't turn on WiFi unless I really need it.

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Mobile phone subscriptions to reach

4 billion by year-end

The number of mobile phone subscriptions in the world will reach four billion by the end of the year driven by growth in developing economies, the ITU, the International Telecommunications Union said Friday.

"Since the turn of the century, the growth of mobile cellular subscribers has been impressive," the ITU said in a statement.

The ITU stressed however that its estimate does not mean that four billion individuals each have their own mobile phone, as many people in developed countries have more than one.

Earlier this year the ITU said that the number of mobile phone subscriptions topped 3.3 billion by the end of 2007.

Continued progress in 2008 is chiefly due to the growth in major developing markets such as Brazil, Russia, India and China.

"These economies alone are expected to account for over 1.3 billion mobile subscribers by the end of 2008," the ITU said.

China surpassed the 600 million mark by mid-2008, becoming the world's biggest mobile phone market, while India had around 296 million subscribers by the end of July.

"Market liberalisation has played a key role in spreading mobile telephony by driving competition and bringing down prices," the ITU noted.

Edited by The Rover

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I do believe cells are going to more and more cause cancer.

I have been using it as an excuse to get off the phone with my mother too when I don't feel like talking, lol. :D

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I really don't know if they are harmful in the long run or not. (My suspicion is that they couldn't make much of a difference, although I'm no expert)

that said, for many reasons, I've never had one.

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If anyones gonna get it, it would be my roomate... he cant even go into another room in the house unless he has his phone on his person. I make fun of him at least twice a day about his ridiculous usage... about 20 calls and at least 30 text messages a day.

Shit, I don't even use that many calls in a month, and I simply refuse to text message - never have, never will - I absolutely refuse to become a 14 year old highschool chick.

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Since I've never had a cell phone and never plan on having one, I don't worry about the direct effects. I only think about the "second-hand effects". I make sure I duck when I'm in the middle of a conversation and the microwave tower. I don't think it's cool to impose one's cellphone usage and possible detrimental consequences on others.

Of course the masses who do embrace usage will do it anyway, skeptics be damned.

It's the same way with smokers. <_<

You're such a d-bag about it.

It's people like you that make me want to blow smoke directly into non-smokers' faces

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You're such a d-bag about it.

It's people like you that make me want to blow smoke directly into non-smokers' faces

I knew the child psychology would get some smoker's goat. Looks like it was you.

Of course I'm jesting when I talk about ducking out of the microwaves, but at the same time, the sentiment is even if it is harmful, users won't give a damn about those around them. My analogy is just.

Say don't, YOU do. Don't jump, YOU leap.

:lol:

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I knew the child psychology would get some smoker's goat. Looks like it was you.

Of course I'm jesting when I talk about ducking out of the microwaves, but at the same time, the sentiment is even if it is harmful, users won't give a damn about those around them. My analogy is just.

Say don't, YOU do. Don't jump, YOU leap.

:lol:

[not_quite_._._,_i_never_said_i_would_,_just_that_you_make_me_want_to]

[don_'_t_peddle_your_anti_-_smoking_and_i_won_'_t_peddle_my_pro_-_smoking_,_simple_as_that]

[edited_to_add_:_colorful_formatting]

Edited by docron

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So docron,

If it IS proven that the microwaves from cells cause harm AND that they could affect others around you, (assuming you use a cellphone), would you continue to use it around others, innocent's be damned?

The analogy would seem to me to hold true, as you appear to want to blow smoke in non-smokers faces.

Just one on one, I'm not talking about the fact that they are ubiquitous and already ingrained in peoples psyche. But just the bare question, what is you stance?

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Should people with bad breath stop talking, noses be damned?

If you were close enough to me and I was so repulsed by your offensive breath, I'd move if I had approached you. If you had approached me, I'd ask YOU to move. If you didn't I'd sock you IN THE NOSE, and you'd not have the change to smell my breath.

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If you were close enough to me and I was so repulsed by your offensive breath, I'd move if I had approached you. If you had approached me, I'd ask YOU to move. If you didn't I'd sock you IN THE NOSE, and you'd not have the change to smell my breath.

That's horrible. You need a thread like spats.

We can help you.

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So docron,

If it IS proven that the microwaves from cells cause harm AND that they could affect others around you, (assuming you use a cellphone), would you continue to use it around others, innocent's be damned?

The analogy would seem to me to hold true, as you appear to want to blow smoke in non-smokers faces.

Just one on one, I'm not talking about the fact that they are ubiquitous and already ingrained in peoples psyche. But just the bare question, what is you stance?

[i only use my cellphone about 5 minutes per week, but assumming I used it daily, I suppose I would keep using it never-the-less]|[Today's world is just too fast-paced to go hunting around for a land-line]

[As an aside, I'm a polite smoker]|[in a public setting in close proximity to others, I don't smoke]|[i only said those things because to stereotype all smokers as being oblivious to non-smokers in their surroundings is wrong]

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