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Michelle
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5/30/2016 | 12:52:00 PM
Frequency killer
I think I've seen this one before...

It sounds like there may be a link, but it must be studied more broadly before we'll know for sure.
Susan Fourtané
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5/30/2016 | 3:21:25 PM
No road back
<"But if a causal link between RFR and negative health effects is ever adequately established among scientists, is there a road back from where we are now?"> No, Thomas, there is no road back from where we are now. If ever some future research find a link between RFR and negative health effects smartphone manufacturers will have to find a fix for it. I don't see a future where everyone stops using their smartphones, I'm afraid. -Susan
Susan Fourtané
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5/30/2016 | 3:28:40 PM
Re: Frequency killer
Michelle, this kind of study has been done for years. No one ever found anything too alarming. Also, the cruelty of exposing those mice and rats to 18 hours of RFR exposure is far from what humars are really exposed daily. If reseacrhers can really see if there is an actual link to human health they should experiment with humans. Maybe those criminals sentenced to death could be the new lab rats. -Susan
Whoopty
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5/31/2016 | 8:08:22 AM
Re: Frequency killer
Medical experiments on prisoners sends us down a very dangerous, Third Reich type of road which I don't think we want to go down.

Still, I do agree that this study seems a bit overblown. More regular-use scenarios with rats would be far more beneficial for this sort of study.
SaneIT
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5/31/2016 | 8:30:47 AM
Re: Frequency killer
IF cellular phones can/do cause brain cancer there are a lot of us that are in trouble but it raises a question.  Tobacco companies had huge lawsuits over lung cancer deaths but people chose to smoke, it wasn't a requirement of their profession.  IF someone who was required by a job to carry a cellular phone is that employer on the hook now?  IF a lawsuit is ever won against an employer how quickly would corporate cell phone policies change?
impactnow
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5/31/2016 | 12:09:56 PM
Re: Frequency killer
The key is determining at what length of time and frequency the issue really materializes. The phones have gotten better over the years from my understanding at reducing the amount the level of the frequencies as our infrastructure has evolved. For people who sleep with their phones, I think they are always introducing more risk into their life at multiple levels. I don't think any of this research will stop the usage of phones it's getting more widespread at a younger age with the average first phone being had at 10 years old!!!
hho927
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5/31/2016 | 1:02:05 PM
Re: Frequency killer
Simple solution: use a headset (preferable the wire).

LOL, too much hoopla about nothing.
impactnow
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5/31/2016 | 10:31:20 PM
Re: Frequency killer
Form what I understand, there is still a risk from holding the phone and wearing the phone not just holding it to your head.
SaneIT
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6/1/2016 | 9:53:35 AM
Re: Frequency killer
I'm sure it's more complex than the occasional cellular causing brain tumors and while you mention that devices are getting better over the years we're also spending more time on them.  Is it better to have higher doses of radiation for short and infrequent periods of time or lower doses over very long and frequent periods of time.  I don't go anywhere that I don't see someone on a cellular phone when just a decade ago it was still somewhat unusual to see someone making a call in a restaurant or walking through the grocery store. 
tjgkg
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6/2/2016 | 10:35:42 AM
Re: Frequency killer
Great points! And given the changing cellular frequencies over the years, how could a lawyer pinpoint when the cancer started? With tobacco products it is pretty straightforward. With electronic devices, it will be a much harder case to prove. Was it the company's wifi or was it Verizon? Was it an iPhone with the infamous antennae or another company phone?
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