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DLnyc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-31-11 08:25 PM
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15. Finally found a link to the announcement
http://www.iarc.fr/en/media-centre/pr/2011/pdfs/pr208_E...

(it's under IARC, not under WHO)

Sorry, my tone seems a bit snide. I just think it's important to look at the evidence, not decide (either way) based on personal 'hunches'.

From the actual announcement:

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Results
The evidence was reviewed critically, and overall evaluated as being limited(2) among users of
wireless telephones for glioma and acoustic neuroma, and inadequate(3) to draw conclusions for other types of cancers. The evidence from the occupational and environmental exposures
mentioned above was similarly judged inadequate. The Working Group did not quantitate the
risk; however, one study of past cell phone use (up to the year 2004), showed a 40% increased
risk for gliomas in the highest category of heavy users (reported average: 30 minutes per day
over a 10‐year period).

Conclusions
Dr Jonathan Samet (University of Southern California, USA), overall Chairman of the Working
Group, indicated that "the evidence, while still accumulating, is strong enough to support a
conclusion and the 2B classification. The conclusion means that there could be some risk, and
therefore we need to keep a close watch for a link between cell phones and cancer risk."

"Given the potential consequences for public health of this classification and findings," said IARC
Director Christopher Wild, "it is important that additional research be conducted into the long‐
term, heavy use of mobile phones. Pending the availability of such information, it is important
to take pragmatic measures to reduce exposure such as hands‐free devices or texting. "
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  -WHO: Cell phone use can increase possible cancer risk Viva_La_Revolution  May-31-11 11:46 AM   #0 
  - Watch those weasel words!  Warpy   May-31-11 11:51 AM   #1 
  - Based on your analysis, what's the prudent course of action? nt  Xipe Totec   May-31-11 11:53 AM   #2 
  - As often as possible, I put my cell on speaker phone and set it on a nearby table.  truthisfreedom   May-31-11 11:55 AM   #3 
  - If I were nuts enough to own one  Warpy   May-31-11 11:57 AM   #4 
  - That won't be any loss, that will be an improvement in the human condition.  RC   May-31-11 12:12 PM   #5 
  - we own *one* for emergencies  Donnachaidh   May-31-11 12:42 PM   #8 
  - Wired headset  jberryhill   May-31-11 12:15 PM   #6 
     - I do the same, but keep the phone in a holster  JustABozoOnThisBus   Jun-01-11 09:56 AM   #18 
  - It might be good to read the announcement.  DLnyc   May-31-11 12:51 PM   #10 
  - Finally found a link to the announcement  DLnyc   May-31-11 08:25 PM   #15 
  - You're half right.  pnwmom   May-31-11 01:13 PM   #11 
  - LOL! So climatologists are weasels for saying "Might" all these years regarding climate change?  KittyWampus   Jun-01-11 01:41 PM   #21 
  - Ted Kennedy's neurosurgeon, literally one of the best  KurtNYC   Jun-01-11 04:38 PM   #24 
  - D'oh  SpiralHawk   May-31-11 12:18 PM   #7 
  - I will probably die of finger cancer, because I mostly use mine for text, browsing, and games. n/t  Ian David   May-31-11 12:45 PM   #9 
  - 'A link can't be ruled out' However...  onehandle   May-31-11 02:50 PM   #12 
  - I read studies on this years ago, the tumor link was documented  flamingdem   May-31-11 02:53 PM   #13 
  - We can rule Aspertame and Sacharine safe/unsafe  One_Life_To_Give   May-31-11 04:56 PM   #14 
  - another member of Group 2B - Citrus Red #2  Lance_Boyle   Jun-01-11 09:22 AM   #17 
     - I'm not sure you would ingest Citrus Red #2, unless you  DLnyc   Jun-01-11 10:56 AM   #19 
        - It gets on your skin, and I should point out  Lance_Boyle   Jun-01-11 11:37 AM   #20 
  - Mobile phones added to Group 2B, 'possibly carcinogenic to humans.'  Lance_Boyle   Jun-01-11 09:20 AM   #16 
  - Let the class action lawsuits begin!  WatsonT   Jun-01-11 01:54 PM   #22 
  - The media should be embarrassed.  sudopod   Jun-01-11 03:38 PM   #23 
  - My brother was having brain surgery the day after the 2008 election  Paula Sims   Jun-01-11 09:00 PM   #25 
 

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