Cell Phone Studies Seriously Flawed; Heavy Chatting Causes Brain Cancer
Posted Jun 03 2010 10:20am
InterPhone , a large World Health Organization cell phone study, concludes that using a cell phone for 30 minutes a day for ten years increases the risk of brain cancer by 40%.
However, if the data were re-analyzed to correct serious flaws, the risk is actually much higher. More hours of cell phone use, more years of use, and the younger the age of first use are all correlated with increased risks of brain cancer.
Serious flaws in published cell phone-brain cancer studies include
Not including people who have died of brain cancer, thus reducing the actual number of reported users with brain cancer
Not counting home cordless phone use toward total radiation exposure, thus under-reporting the "control" group's baseline exposure
Not reporting acoustic neuroma brain cancers in the studies' results, the cancer that occurs nearest the ear
These, among other flaws , actually contribute to the recent InterPhone study showing a confounding "protective" effect for brain cancer at certain levels of use!
I personally prefer the wired blue tube headset available from Dr. Mercola 's website. Some argue that a wired headset acts as an antenna, concentrating the signal at your ear. Mercola's headset ends with an air tube, which prevents the radiation from traveling up to your ear.