Tuesday, April 01, 2008

Cell Phones More Dangerous than Smoking?

A study by "award-winning cancer expert" Dr. Vini Khurana suggests " there is a growing body of evidence that using handsets for 10 years or more can double the risk of brain cancer," reports Fox News.

Over at the Independent UK, it's reported Khurana's team reviewed more than 100 studies on the effects of cell phones to draw their conclusion that, "this danger has far broader public health ramifications than asbestos and smoking."

At present, 3 billion people use cell phones worldwide, compared to 1 billion that smoke.

So who is Dr. Vini Khurana? He's a "top neurosurgeon" who's received 14 awards over 16 years and published dozens of scientific papers.

A terrific writeup on the Khurana-Cell-Cancer story
can be found at ZDNet Healthcare. There we learn cell phone manufacturers could mitigate risks by "shielding the antenna" of cell phones. If they don't do something, says Khurana, "resulting lawsuits will bankrupt the industry."

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