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Do you believe there is a link between cell phone use and brain cancer?

Response Percent Votes
46% 350
28% 214
Not sure
25% 195
Total 759


just_another_bozo_on_this_bus 8 years ago

What difference does it make what people's opinions on this are? There's either a link, however strong, or there isn't. It's not like you get to vote on whether talking on a cellphone will give you cancer or not.

puddleglum 8 years ago

it matters alot actually. if more people think there is a relationship, then there is. same as everything else... that being said, anybody that thinks holding that much radiation next to your earhole-(which is really really close to your brain)-doesn't cause cancer is a great candidate for my sterlization program (the one where you elect me governor and I pass a law having everyone under an IQ of 100 sterilized for free....this would help society greatly) VOTE PUDDLEGLUM! -better than Brownback!

RoeDapple 8 years ago

goud lord puddlegum think of the cuzins! whin thay al die out who wil oppearate the still? have yuo no hart?sumbody has too stir up them goldang libruls! culd yuo spaer them ifin i tauk 'em intoo votin fer ya?

labmonkey 8 years ago

It may not cause brain cancer, but Bluetooth earpieces are a major indicator in d-baggitry.

Paul R Getto 8 years ago

We'll find out someday, just like we did with thalidomide, DDT, lead paint, etc.

Maddy Griffin 8 years ago

My thoughts exactly. We may not know the truth for another 20 years.

puddleglum 8 years ago

oh c'mon, a little DDT never hurt anybody

headdoctor 8 years ago

labmonkey (anonymous) says… It may not cause brain cancer, but Bluetooth earpieces are a major indicator in d-baggitry.

I am well aware that some people don't think much of those who wear Bluetooth earpieces or have much use for cell phones for that matter. Personally I think the biggest indicator of d-baggitry are those people who are incapable of paying attention to what they are doing and should be using a hands free device. I will add to that pile those who are habitually texting while driving.

As far as phones causing cancer, there has to be some concern otherwise they wouldn't have bothered to consider limiting phone frequency to prevent to high of Specific Absorption Rate effecting the user.

mr_right_wing 8 years ago

I think it is safe to say that you are MUCH more likely to get killed by distracted driving (fact) than brain cancer (theory).

Eddie Muñoz 8 years ago

Your pocket theory poses the question: Are cellphones constantly emitting radiation or is it only when they're in use? If it's the latter, then there's your answer.

gphawk89 8 years ago

They constantly emit a bit of radiation whenever they are on so the network can keep track of where the phone is. They probably emit just a bit more in a small burst when a text message is sent or received. They emit a lot more (relatively) when they're being used for voice. So brain cancer is much more likely than butt-cheek, thumb, or finger cancer. Also, they generally emit more radiation the farther they are from the nearest cell tower.

RoeDapple 8 years ago

Sorry gphawk, cell phones have a set broadcast signal strength - - they don't 'try harder' if they are far away from a tower. I have however seen people yell into their phones in an effort to overcome poor signal receiving. Can't say with much success.

gphawk89 8 years ago

Yeah, they do. Adaptive power control. Cellphones transmit with just enough power to reach the nearest cell towers with a clean signal. Saves the batteries. If your cellphone transmitted at maximum strength all the time, your battery life would be in the toilet. And I'm talking about CDMA here. GSM, the old AMPS, and other wacky systems out there might not do this.

headdoctor 8 years ago

Butt-cheek cancer? Pywacket, that is hilarious. On a more serious note they are working on perfecting thumb joint replacement. There seems to be speculation that in a few years that may be as popular as knee replacement is now. I am sure by then they will be arguing over what activity really caused damage to the thumb. I can think of a few valid points already.

Flap Doodle 8 years ago

My Microsoft brain implants are telling me "no".

NickB 8 years ago

The only thing givin' us the cancer is the democrats!

riverdrifter 8 years ago

You've got them in your brain, evidently. BTW, learn to spell.

Steve Jacob 8 years ago

The government would protect us from it if they did, wouldn't they?

Anyway, I always think of the ending of the movie "Thank You For Smoking" every time this subject comes up.

Don Whiteley 8 years ago

There's a link between cancer and everything else in the world from eating steak to watching TV commercials, so why would you think that holding a strong, high frequency transmitter against your head wouldn't?

whats_going_on 8 years ago

yes, but not because of radio frequencies (however, I'm not so sure about the first cell phones, those things could have channeled Mars)

rather, I think the lack of human interaction has stunted our social intelligence and has started to decrease our brain usage, reasoning, and thinking skills, causing a whole hoard of issues.

independant1 8 years ago

Decisions, decicions

do i carry it in front of back pocket?

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