No more landline at home? Sleep with your PDA?
Yesterday we were at a meeting with a fellow who was just recovering from chemotherapy. His cancer was foiled, he was totally bald, with his hair just coming back in, but he was not old. He was young - in his 30's.
Where did he get it? He didn't know, but he told us that as someone who spends full time on his cell phone/PDA, he now keeps it away from his body as much as possible because he thinks it causes cancer...
While he said it wasn't directly linkable to his cancer, testicular cancer, he said that TC now affects 1% of men between the age of 15-35 years and that cancer in general is on the rise. Why? Many reasons, surely, but from his experience he knew that cell phone usage was definitely playing a part.
Because of this he no longer carries his cell phone in his pocket or on his body at all. As we spoke he put it away from him on the table between us.
We remember learning that cancer among men rose in the last century due to pocket watches with flourescent radium being carried in the "watch pocket" and this seems to be our modern day equivalent.
Check out these links:
>> National Cancer Institute on health hazards of cell phones
"The big picture is becoming disturbingly clear: there is a definite risk that the radiation plume that emanates from a cell phone antenna can cause cancer and other health problems."
"The head of a prominent cancer research institute issued an unprecedented warning to his faculty and staff Wednesday: Limit cell phone use because of the possible risk of cancer."