Yes According to World Health OrganizationAtlanta, GA, May 31, 2011 — Comment from the desk of Jeff Kagan, Tech Analyst
Wireless, Telecom, HealthTech, Technology
~ Comment to the Media ~
We have been hearing about this kind of problem, time after time, year after year, study after study. The wireless carriers and handset makers often have counter studies. Is this a real health concern or not?
The World Health Organization is the latest to weigh in and they say wireless devices could raise risk of brain cancer.
We know what the networks and handset makers will say. Its their business at risk. We can’t expect them to say anything other than this is not true.
The question that nags us all is, what is the truth? Is this harmful or not?
We have been told to play it safe and keep wireless phones away from our body. That is difficult though isn’t it? After all wireless devices are to be carried with us wherever we go. They are clipped to our belt or in our pocket all day, except when they are held up to our ear and brain of course.
Is this a recipe for disaster or just a harmless problem?
I remember several times studies like this impacted or even killed many viable businesses like one of the sugar free sweeteners that everyone used. I think it may have been saccharin. Only to find out years later that it is harmless. The problem is this negatively impacted countless workers and investors and an entire industry sector.
Other times the warnings were right on.
So what is the deal with wireless and brain cancer? We just don’t know. We have seen study after study, year after year, and that means their just might be something to worry about.
What can we do about it? Give up wireless? I don’t think so. Wireless is transforming our society. We are addicted.
Keep it away from our body? I don’t think so. Wireless is only valuable if it is with us.
So what is the answer? Is there really a problem? That is the question we wrestle with. I only wish we really knew. Time will tell I guess.
So how will you react? What will you do? Will you change the way you use wireless? Not by looking at the usage today. More people are using wireless devices more often for voice and for data.
I guess we’ll keep using it until we are sure there is a problem. Maybe we’ll make fewer or shorter calls. We’ll do the best we can and hope for the best.
Is that a good move or a recipe for disaster?
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