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What's the Verdict on Cell Phones?

Ever since Senator Ted Kennedy was diagnosed with brain cancer, scientists are taking another look at cell phone danger. Besides cancer, there are other, MORE SUBTLE, dangers to using cell phones!

Major US cancer researcher Ronald Herberman has sent a letter to thousands of doctors warning them about the risks of using cell phones. He says that physicians should not wait for the results of ongoing research, but should warn their patients now. BBC News quotes Herberman as saying, "We shouldn't wait for a definitive study to come out, but err on the side of being safe rather than sorry later. I am convinced that there are sufficient data to warrant issuing an advisory to share some precautionary advice on cell phone use."

There's a more subtle danger to cell phone use as well: consumers talking on cell phones in a store may make more impulsive purchases, because consumers are more susceptible to making impulsive purchases for one brand over another if they are distracted while shopping.

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