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Are Cellphones Dangerous?

Yes! No! Yes! - Are cell phones dangerous?or not? One expert says they could kill far more people than either asbestos or smoking. There is evidence that using them for 10 years or more can double the risk of brain tumors. This type of cancer takes at least 10 years to develop, which is why the proof has been slow in coming....

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Cell Phones NOT OK

Just when we thought that cell phones were (almost) OK, another danger has been revealed.

Heavy cell phone use may be linked to an increased risk of cancer of the salivary gland, which is the disease that movie reviewer Roger Ebert has. A study of 500 people in Israel who developed that kind of cancer, where cell phones are used much...

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Cell Phones OK (Almost)

For years, there have been contradictory reports about whether or not cell phones cause brain tumors. The good news is that a new study shows that they definitely DO NOT--but they may cause another kind of problem, depending on where you carry them.

A new study from Japan, where they use cell phones A LOT, that proves that cell phones...
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Why Can't We Talk & Drive?

Even talking on a hands-free phone while driving is dangerously distracting, because scientists say our brains are not capable of paying attention to more than one thing at a time. So why is it safe to listen to the radio?and not just music, but traffic advisories?while driving?

We can listen to a car radio and drive while keeping an eye...

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Don't Use Your Cell Phone in the Rain

Three doctors in this week's British Medical Journal warn of the risk of using cell phones outdoors during stormy weather. A 15-year-old girl was struck by lightning while using her cell phone in a large park in London during a storm. She was successfully resuscitated, but one year later she is still suffering from complex physical, mental and...

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Hands-Free Phones Increase Car Crashes

Newswise - People who use a cell phone when driving are four times more likely to have a serious crash and hands-free phones don't help. A study was done in Australia of over 400 drivers who used cell phones and had been involved in car crashes so severe that they ended up in the hospital. After the data from this study came in...

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Rural Cell Phone Users in More Car Crashes

Rural drivers using cell phones while driving are nearlyfour times more likely to cause automobile accidents thanrural drivers not using cell phones. Especially if you livein the country, you should hang up and concentrate on theroad. This is a puzzling statistic, because there is muchless traffic on country roads than there in big cities.

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Cancer study proves cell phone risk

The first study ever to prove that using a cell phoneincreases the risk of cancer has concluded in Sweden. Thestudy is considered relatively small, though it is thelargest of its kind ever to prove the connection betweencell phones and cancer.

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Don't Use Your Cell Phone in a Storm

Fifteen tourists in China were injured because one of theircell phones was struck by lightning while they were walkingon a section of the Great Wall. It acted as a lightning rod,injuring all of them.

A hospital worker says of one of the injured men: "He felt alittle dizzy, but he's been discharged now." Following thefreak accident, signs...

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How to Tell a Cell Phone Lie

Ever want to pretend you're stuck in traffic as an excuse for breaking a date? Now there's software for your cell phone that can generate a fake background noise, so when you call to cancel, you'll be believed.

Will Knight writes in New Scientist that SoundCover can also mimic a thunderstorm, a dentist's drill or even a circus, so you...

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Good News About Cellphones: They Can Monitor Your Vital Signs

Scientists at Bell Labs in New Jersey have discovered that your cellphone reveals your vital signs, even when you don't answer it. Victor and Olga Boric-Lubecke noticed that some of the microwaves transmitted by the cellphone's antenna bounce back to the phone from the chest, heart and lungsof the person using it, indicating their pulse and...

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