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Cell Phones and Brain Tumors: A Valid Concern?

Until further research is done, the National Research Center for Women and Families offers some advice to cell phone users:

  • Limit the number and length of calls.
  • Use a hands-free device, or hold the phone away from your body.
  • Alternate which side of the head you hold the phone on.
  • Limit your cell phone use in rural areas. The farther away from a cell phone tower you are, the more radiation is emitted.
  • Avoid using your cell phone when moving at a high speed such as in a vehicle or on a train. This automatically boosts the signal to a maximum because the phone constantly tries to connect to a new relay antenna.

The impact of frequent, long-term use of cell phones is still unknown. While it is important to take some precautions, it's also important not to panic. Keep in mind that media coverage tends to exaggerate the truth, and only concrete research will give us answers. The Interphone study will hopefully shed some more light on this topic when the findings are released, although a release date has not yet been set.



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