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If mobile phones were causing brain cancer wouldn't there be an increase in the incidence of brain cancer with increasing mobile phone ownership & usage over the last few decades ? ...
... I would hope that over 25 years some of them might notice the phones arent working
Placebophone - those would be the things they put in mobile phone shops so the kids don't steal the real thing. I would hope that over 25 years some of them might notice the phones arent working
What I'd like to see is a list of the agents that are known not to cause cancer.
Quote from: Geezer on 01/06/2011 06:57:31What I'd like to see is a list of the agents that are known not to cause cancer.Hmmm.H2O & NaCl are found in all cancer cells, but aren't believed to be causative agents. Likewise, all cancer cells require O2, but again, it isn't considered a causative agent.Of course Tritium and Heavy Water may carry a cancer risk.With the cell phones, one can propose a possible causative agent, I.E. blasting your ears with microwaves and radio waves. However, this would likely only affect tissues in close proximity to the cell phone either during active use, or during standby.As far as ferreting out contamination in the studies.If you primarily hold the phone with your right hand, then one might expect a predominance of right-sided lesions. Even if people shift positions of holding the phone, one might expect a predominance of parietal/temporal lesions. Likewise, cell phone companies should be able to determine actual cell phone usage, although they might not be able to specify blue-tooth usage (which is relatively recent), and it may be difficult to track down long histories that way.We now have about 20 years of cell phone usage that should be enough to start seeing some connection if it was actually there. Do lunchbox cell phones count?The current incident rate of glioblastoma is about 2 to 3 per 100,000 person years. If you divide that by 70 years, it gives a lifetime incident rate of about 2 in a thousand. As mentioned, the actual risk of glioblastoma, even if it doubled, is likely less than the risk associated with answering the damned thing while driving.