The South Jersey Times reports:
Reason’s Ron Bailey writes:
The abstract is below.
Salon interviews cell phone scaremonger Devra Davis:
“A landmark court case has ruled there is a link between using a mobile phone and brain tumours, paving the way for a flood of legal actions.” [Telegraph]
“The Obama administration’s Secretary of Meddling continues his senseless war against cellphone use in cars. Don’t the busybodies in Washington ever tire of coming up with solutions in search of a problem?”
“Cell phones do not cause cancer. They do not even theoretically cause cancer.”
“A federal agency is calling for a nationwide ban on all cellphone use while driving. Once again, Washington busybodies are exaggerating a problem because it happens to be a behavior they don’t approve of.”
Conveniently timed to coincide with the NTSB recommendation to ban cell phone use while driving.
Yes… and no.
Ick… it’s Global Handwashing Day. Think twice about borrowing a cell phone in Birmingham or shaking hands in London.
A new study published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute reports no association between cell phone use and brain tumors.
Today’s media hoopla about the World Health Organization classifying cell phone use as “possibly carcinogenic” is much ado about nothing.
… no, JunkScience.com is not trying to compete with Match.com. We’re just trying to keep naive media types from falling for old junk scientists.
Despite all the media coverage of yesterday’s report in the Journal of the American Medical Association that 50 minutes of cell phone use increases brain glucose metabolism in the region closest to the antenna, there is no cause for alarm.