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Community Level 3rambo

rambo

Can it cause cancer

AdvantagesGood for talking obviously

DisadvantagesWe are still not sure whether it causes cancer but there is a high chance that it does.

"What is it all about then? ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ The controversy involving the use of mobile phones may affect our lives in the days to come. The questions we should be asking ourselves should be “are we in any eminent danger”? In 1999, the U. S Federal Food and Drug Administration (FDA) made a statement, which is as follows: “The scientific evidence does not allows us to conclude that mobile phones are absolutely safe… ..." Read review
26.01.2001

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Community Level 2123wizard

123wizard

ARE MOBILE PHONES DANGEROUS

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Disadvantagessee op

"??? DO WE REAALLLY KNOW ??? ************************* The 'Daily Telegraph' produced an article that supports this opinon! ========================== Apparently rail commuters are at high risk from mobile phone radiation (from voice, texting and internet accessing) which is approaching DANGER LEVELS due to signals bouncing around inside carriages. ========================== The whole population seems to be using cell phones, well it seems ..." Read review
30.12.2001

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Community Level 2cl_appleton

cl_appleton

Hot heads!

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"I don't really know much about the radiation that mobile phones irradiate, but I don't think that many people REALLY do. I think that no where near enough research has been done to draw valid conclusions. As a scientist, you need some pretty conclusive proof one way or the other, and from what I have seen, there is evidence for and against the case, making it difficult to decide one way or the other. Sure, mobile phones are probably bad for your ..." Read review
03.10.2000

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Community Level 4opinion-ma...

opinion-maker

Carphone Warehouse mobile phone radiation figures

AdvantagesLatest status on mobile phones and health

Disadvantagesstill doesn't have the full facts (but is the best source as we can get)

"The Carphone Warehouse is currently the only UK site (I can find) which carries a wealth of health information relating to mobile phones. There are other sources of radation figures from (already mentioned in opinions from ciao): http://www.cellular.co.za/health/radiation_gsm_phone_a-to-z.htm and another source from CNET: http://www.cnet.com/wireless/0-1923401-7-3583905.html The Carphone Warehouse guide is quite impartial (considering ..." Read review
21.01.2001

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Community Level 3CyrixDes

CyrixDes

Does anyone know the truth

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"The question of mobile phone safety is going to continue for a long time yet, mainly because no-one knows whether there is a health risk associated with them, or whether they are perfectly safe to use. We have come a long way down the road as to studies into mobile phone safety, and yet most people are none the wiser as to the risks involved. I will hold my hands up straightaway that I have my own mobile phone. I have a mobile for a reason though, ..." Read review
02.12.2000

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Community Level 1scupo

scupo

Teenagers and mobile phones.....

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"Being a Teenager myself i know that many people have mobile phones, i have one myself and so do many of my friends. and aspect of the health risks which is not usually brought up is that of how the radiation could affect an adolescent's health. could this radiation damge me? or my younger sister? do i use my mobile enough for there to be a problem. the main thing that bothers me is that even if there isnt a risk (as many people are now saying) i was ..." Read review
16.09.2000

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Community Level 1trisyoungs

trisyoungs

Confusion and headaches

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"All of the government / independent research seems to have proved little either way in determining whether or not mobiles are harmful to your health. Some opinions have cited microwaves and monitors as other, more widespread, sources of similar types and strengths of radiation, and this is not incorrect. People, and I'm one of them, often get mild headaches after staring blankly at a monitor for a few hours (often at work! :-), and it's unlikely that ..." Read review
16.09.2000

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Community Level 1chasser

chasser

cellular radiation

Advantagesmobile and usefull

Disadvantagesradiation

"This is a new age where instead of phoning people from your house you can phone them wherever you want.People often slag it off but we wouldn't get through our lives without them. Radiation is a concern as half the kids in the U.K have one. We dont want our kids having permanent brain damage when they're 19. allot of tests have been run by mobile networks and safety management companies all with varied results. until I find some proof that mobile ..." Read review
17.09.2000

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Community Level 1PansyB

PansyB

Up to you-but should it be?

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"If everything the everyday public uses has been tested so carefully then why on earth do we still have these questions over radiation emitted from mobile phones?It has been interesting to hear the many different versions of the problems caused by these innocent-looking phones.Yet, while all this is going on there are still thousands of mobiles being produced everyday-why?Instead of the main object being research into the questions over the safety ..." Read review
15.08.2000

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Community Level 1LadyOfTheF...

LadyOfTheFlower

Contradicting Advice

AdvantagesI can't list every advantage of a mobile-there's too many!

DisadvantagesApparently they can be health damaging

"Why is there so much contradicting advice concerning the use of mobile phones? One minute we are told to use hands free kits as they reduce the risk of radiation harm. Next we are told that these hands free kits can sdo more harm than good and we are advised to stay away from them. But niow, once again we are told that hands free kits are safe. I've just about heard enough. No matter what I'm told about the dangers of mobile phone use I'm not going ..." Read review
09.08.2000

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Community Level 1Nicksearcher

Nicksearcher

phone radiation.

Advantagesmobiles are great when you have to keep in touch emergencies etc.

DisadvantagesThere are warning noises from the Govt. they probably know more than they let on.

"The debate is on again,with govt. saying the earphone is safer and the Consumers' Association sticking to its original view that the 'hands free'wires act as an aerial for radiation. Who is right? Surely by this time,and access to fast-breeding animals it would be possible to have some scientific data, so it looks as though there's a cover-up. What will come of the U.S.litigation started by the doctor with brain cancer? Watch and see. It should be ..." Read review
09.08.2000

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Community Level 1steamnut

steamnut

Hands-free is safer

Advantagessafer when mobile, reduced radiation

Disadvantagescables break, cables can snag and rip out your ear

"Today a report indicates that hands-free is a safer way of using a mobile phone which was always going to be the case. The Which? report was clearly based on unsound detecting techniques. To remove any doubts from hands-free units all that is required is to fit ferrite absorbers around the cable. Whilst there is some doubt as to the level of Radio Frequency (RF) power that the body can safely tolerate then hands-free is by far the best option. ..." Read review
08.08.2000

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Community Level 1koduk

koduk

Let's All Glow Together!

AdvantagesWonderful communication technology

DisadvantagesNothing that has come near to being proved

"The great problem with the subject of cellular radiation is that, like most of the modern-day scare stories we hear about, no-one actually seems to know the truth. Whenever some scientist, either through a genuine desire to be of service to mankind, or (am I being perhaps just a tad cynical?) to get their name in the news and so further their own career, comes up with a POSSIBLY dangerous scenario, the newspapers always seem to treat the item as ..." Read review
06.08.2000

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Community Level 1fulgore

fulgore

Control is the key

AdvantagesGreat for Emergency Situations

DisadvantagesRadiation

"Cellular phones have been getting more and more popular with the consumer. At first, everyone figures that they should get a cellular phone because it is the latest technology. It is not until after they have been out a while that you start to get this kind of information about radiation. It should serve as a warning to those people who use their phone for every call they make. Many people always talk on their cell phone with no regard for common ..." Read review
04.08.2000

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Community Level 1pippab

pippab

Cell Phones - Dangerous ?

AdvantagesConvenient, cheap,

DisadvantagesPoor signal, slight health risk,

"Mobile phones like most things in life carry a very small risk. In their case, it is radiation. This risk has to be weighed against the benefits of using mobile phones. As long as each user has the relevant information, they can decide themselves if the "risk" is worth taking. The risk increases depending upon just how much you use the phone. If the industry can think of ways of reducing the risk, then these improvements should be made but it will ..." Read review
10.11.2000

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