Experts around the world meet to discuss cell phones and cancer - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

9/14/09

Experts around the world meet to discuss cell phones and cancer

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By Kristin Beerman | email

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - Today a senate appropriations committee brought together experts from around the world to discuss the issue of cell phones and cancer. The experts agreed there is no proof of a problem now, but that it's impossible to have long-term data on this because most people haven't been using cell phones for more than ten years.

The experts did say there are pockets of evidence that heavy cell phone use when it's consistently held against the same side of the head and may be more likely to develop cancer. Also that using a cell phone in areas where it's difficult to get a signal, increases the amount of radiation exposure.  Overall, the question was not whether we should use cell phones, but how we should use them.  Because most agreed using hands free devices, those that use a wire to connect an ear piece to the mobile phone, appear to lower radiation exposure.

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