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Community Level 1gjs

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04.10.2000

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Community Level 1pioneer

pioneer

mobile phone radiation

AdvantagesUse a hnads-free headset

Disadvantagesdon't spend all day with the phone to an ear

"I have to say that I think the jury is still out on this topic. THe serious contradictions one sees in the media simply make the decisions even more confusing. However, taking simple precautions should not be ignored - I do believe that the use of hands-free headsets should be encouraged, if only because they are convenient and mean that your phone can be kept out of sight from the opportunist thief in crowded areas. I also consider that their ..." Read review
03.10.2000

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Community Level 1Dogmatic

Dogmatic

Dis-information

AdvantagesConvenience, relative simplicity

DisadvantagesTheft, loss, possible radiation risk

"...proven'. As a former member of the Armed Forces who instructed in Radio Communications, I KNOW that the majority of the disclaimers are hog wash. Why if it is safe to use these pieces of equipment are the relays aerials so heavily fenced in? Why is it so difficult to obtain information at a local level? Try explaining to local schools etc who are blinded by the offer of cash when a company wants to erect a mast that they are putting their pupils at ..." Read review
03.10.2000

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Community Level 1pivot

pivot

Passive Radiation

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"I'm not a mobile phone user on any regular basis but like everyone else I'm constantly in the proximity of those who are. All the experts tend to suggest that cellular radiation is only a problem to the phone user and even then only if the equipment is held too close but wasn't the same type of opinion being ventured about the dangers of lung cancer to smokers decades ago? Passive smoking has only been recognised in comparatively recent times but ..." Read review
02.10.2000

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Community Level 1MikeGer

MikeGer

Get the denial coherent

AdvantagesUseful for emergency contact

DisadvantagesUsage cand become banal and excessive

"As a Physicist I was always uneasy about the prospect of placing a source of microwave radiation next to my skull. My misgivings were amplified by the splendid public relations gaffe by one of the mobile phone companies, when many years ago one of their PR persons said: "There is no danger to health posed by the usage of mobile phones... and anyway, the radiation from them is very low...". The fact that they had obviously been measuring the ..." Read review
02.10.2000

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Community Level 1Blanche

Blanche

Hands Free Kits

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"Although there has been much research conducted to establish the amounts of radiation emitted by mobile telephones and the possible health risks associated with such emissions there has been as far as I am aware very little research conducted with regard to the use of hands free kits. What little research I have managed to track down seems to be very inconclusive with independant experts disagreeing with government opinion and even each other. Given ..." Read review
01.10.2000

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Community Level 1Worzel

Worzel

Safe Levels of Radiation ???

AdvantagesIndividual Decision Making

DisadvantagesThere is a % of risk.

"Presumably there are safe levels of Radiation ? Perhaps, but whose do you accept ? UK limits set by the National Radiation Protection Board are three times higher than levels allowed in Australia and New Zeland and Five times more than the European Standard. Italian regional authorities have levels Four times less. If a " Safe Level" is well understood why the variation ?? So Are the Masts A health Risk ?? An Austrailian study reported an ..." Read review
30.09.2000

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Community Level 1kitbits

kitbits

The 21st Century ciggie ?

AdvantagesConvenience

DisadvantagesPossible danger

"The true answer to "are mobile phones dangerous ?" is we don't know.We didn't know about cigarettes until it was too late.We do know that the main players in the game have too much invested now to back out even if they have proof about harmful effects.The Class Actions against the US tobacco industry highlight the fact that big business will try and wriggle out of any problem as long as the bottom line is saved. When I bought my first Nokia over ..." Read review
29.09.2000

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Community Level 1tk200

tk200

Conflicts of interest?

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"There have been many reports and media interest in this subject, and different groups come out with different opinions - funnily enough the mobile phone companies say there isn't a problem. Other people say there is. There is no way you can have a device such as a mobile phone which doesn't emit radiation of some form - it wouldn't work otherwise. As to whether it causes any damage or not, to take it to an extreme, I think most people would probably ..." Read review
24.09.2000

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Community Level 1thancock

thancock

YEAH SURE

Advantagesit doesn't give off raditaion - you can communicate

Disadvantagesnone

"I think that Mobile Phones dont hurt you at all. I have had a mobile phone for a long time, and it has never had any effect. Scientists keep saying that it does hurt you, then it doesnt hurt you, and they can't make their mind up. If it did damage you, then wouldn't there be lots of people in hospitals that had mobile phones that gave them cancer or something. They don't give off any more radiation than x-ray machines do like the ones that people ..." Read review
18.09.2000

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Community Level 2MarcYerrell

MarcYerrell

NO WAY!

AdvantagesUse mobile phones, they are SAFE

DisadvantagesNone

"I do not think that mobile phones can kill people. For one, the radiation output is too low. If you are a person who believes that using a mobile can kill you, Let me tell you this. Mobile phones are one of the best selling gadgets for teenagers. I have had a mobile phone for three years, and I am no different. If people are worried about the effects of using a moblie phone, then don't buy one!. The only mobile phone I would not reccommend to buy ..." Read review
18.09.2000

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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 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 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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