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 more than in other parts of the world, shows that they all talked on cell phones for several hours a day.

BBC News quotes Israeli researcher Siegal Sadetzki as saying, “Compared to other studies, the amount of exposure to radio frequency radiation we saw here was much higher. If you like, you’re seeing what could happen elsewhere ‘speeded-up’ in Israel.”

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