cancer.cellphones - A Cancerous Call? Cell phones are one...

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Cell phones are one of the greatest inventions of modern times. About one-third of the US population owns a cell phone. The UK’s National Radiation Protection Board states that Global Systems for Mobile Communications (GSM) networks are being used in over one-sixth of the entire world (Easton 164). The long lasting question of whether or not cell phones cause cancer is yet to be solved. There are many people who don’t really want to know if they cause cancer because the fact of the matter is that whether or not they do or don’t, almost everyone will still continue to use them. Cell phones are a critical part of everyone’s everyday life. Whether or not cell phones cause cancer should not be a question that scientists are researching because no has yet to prove its scientifically true so continuing to try to do so is just a waste of money. If in the unlikely instance it is proved that cell phones do cause cancer, many phone companies will ask plenty of questions regarding how this was discovered and why they should try to prevent it. The proof that cell phones cause cancer is still debatable. If someone was diagnosed with cancer, it does not necessarily mean that cell phones are the cause. If almost every adult owns a cell phone in the US, then you could technically say that everyone who has or had cancer is because of cell phones. I’m no scientist but I am pretty sure there are other causes of cancer than just cell phones. Public health scientist George Louis Carlo and Journalist Martin Schram have recently stated that even if the actual risk that cell phones cause cancer is small, that would mean over millions of people worldwide would develop cancer or other health problems. This statement is absurd. Cancer rates have steadily been increasing since 1973 up until the mid to late 1990s.
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This note was uploaded on 05/11/2008 for the course WRA 110 taught by Professor Don'tremember during the Spring '05 term at Michigan State University.

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cancer.cellphones - A Cancerous Call? Cell phones are one...

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