Posted By RichC on July 25, 2008
Just when I thought I might not have time to post something on Friday, in comes an email from a friend with a video link too interesting to pass on (embedded below). The timely video clip ties to a new concern in the news this week over the dangers of cellphones. One such article was the Associated Press story of the warning from Dr. Ronald B. Herberman, director of the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute. Herberman says “it takes too long to get answers from science and he believes people should take action now â€” especially when it comes to children. Really at the heart of my concern is that we shouldn’t wait for a definitive study to come out, but err on the side of being safe rather than sorry later.”
It is important to note that there are no other major academic cancer research institutions warning about cell phone use and cancer, but if you are the more cautious type, it might be wise to keep the phone away from your head, use a wired headset or speakerphone … or more conveniently a wireless “low powered” bluetooth headset. From a non-science, non-doctor perspective, I’d consider keeping ‘busy cellphones’ away from pregnant mothers and small children.