What To Do About The Latest Warning On Cell Phones, Cancer

July 28, 2008

Dr. Ronald Herberman, director of the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute released a warning last week, alerting people to reduce the amount of time they spend on their cell phones, due to them being linked to an increased risk of cancer and other health problems.  So on that note, what should we do now?..Hollywood (ChattahBox) – Dr. Ronald Herberman, director of the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute released a warning last week, alerting people to reduce the amount of time they spend on their cell phones, due to them being linked to an increased risk of cancer and other health problems. So on that note, what should we do now?

Dr. Ronald Herberman released this warning via a memo he sent to more than 3,000 faculty and staff at the institute, but did so without any scientific evidence to back up his beliefs.

He said, “We shouldn’t wait for a definite study to come out, but err on the side of being safe rather than sorry later.”

Dr. Herberman explained that kids should not be allowed on cell phones, as the electromagnetic fields they emit can harm brain development in children.

He stated that to use a cell phone safely, the best thing to do is to keep it away from your head, using a headset or speakerphone.

As stated, there has yet to be any scientific link between cell phones and cancer.

So with that said, the American public is left in a pickle as to what to do, and if they should follow the recommendations.

Until scientific evidence comes out, we continue to scratch our heads.


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