Source: Business Week
quote: Only they can they feel warm
quote: One of the big concerns is children using them from early teens (or even earlier) until they die. There just isn't a large body of research on the long term effects of this. We are talking about 50, 60, 70 even 80 years of long term exposure. Do you really think anyone has done a study that ran that long?
quote: There has never been a study of this on the long term effect.
quote: There is no doubt that extensive use of cell phones increases the risk of certain types of cancer.
quote: However, the increased risk is so minute that it is within the margin of error for the studies that have been run to look for a correlation.
quote: They CANNOT harm tissue or DNA. Hello? I don't care if you hold it to your brain or not, that's not the point. The point is they do not affect our bodies.
quote: It has been known for many years that exposure to very high levels of RF radiation can be harmful due to the ability of RF energy to rapidly heat biological tissue....At relatively low levels of exposure to RF radiation, that is, levels lower than those that would produce significant heating, the evidence for harmful biological effects is ambiguous and unproven. Such effects have sometimes been referred to as "nonthermal" effects. It is generally agreed that further research is needed to determine the effects and their possible relevance, if any, to human health.
quote: Health effects RF radiation heats in the same way that microwave ovens heat food. Harmful heating of body tissue is a possibility where there is exposure to RF fields above the maximum recommended exposure levels. Shocks, similar to electric shocks, due to touching or receiving arcs from RF devices are also possible from over-exposure to RF radiation. Currently there is no known link between exposure to RF radiation and an increased risk of cancer.
quote: The amount of radiation from a WiFi router at 2 feet will be drastically less then a cell phone at 1-2 inches. In fact, since WiFi routers are designed for lower range communication I expect that there would be less radiation from a WiFi router at 2 inches then a cell phone at 2 inches.
quote: There's a big difference between RF energy that is dispersed and RF energy that is concentrated right next to your brain as you hold a cell phone to your ear.
quote: I just wish they could have waited to announce the study until after it was over and results were in hand.
quote: Hypochondriacs who don't understand the word "radiation"