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Are Cell Phones the New Cigarettes?

Posted By G Living Staff Monkies On April 9, 2008 @ 3:17 pm In Fitness/Diet,G Living,Green Report / Media | No Comments

Quitting smoking two years ago was one of the greatest things I’ve done in my life. The transformation of my health was amazing, and up until now I’ve been looking forward to a cancer-free future. But according to a recent study by Dr. Vini Khurana, I face a much graver threat than cigarettes or even asbestos.

My cell phone.

Dr. Khurana has recently concluded that using a cell phone over a ten year period of time can double a person’s risk of a malignant brain tumor, which is almost always fatal. This is a pretty serious diagnosis when you consider that there are three billion cell phone users worldwide.

Although Dr. Khurana reviewed over 100 other studies in order to reach his conclusion, there are several groups disagreeing with his findings. The Mobile Operators Association says his is not a balanced analysis of the issue and that it excludes other independent studies.

Dr. Khurana believes that his theory will be “definitively proven” within the next decade. His warnings have been corroborated both by France, Germany and the European Environment Agency and his article is currently under peer review for an undisclosed prestigious scientific journal.

Time will certainly tell. Meanwhile, Dr. Khurana is urging the cell phone companies and the government to make the phones safer before it’s too late.

It’s not a big shock, is it? We’ve been joking around the water cooler for years that cell phones are going to kill us. But are they really? Lobby groups are pooh-poohing the evidence, companies are marketing the product to children, billions of people are addicted to it, and…it’s bad for you!

Sounds like a lot of things, when you think about it…

(via redOrbit)

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