A report in the NY Times today on a report released by the World Health Organization that states that cellphones are “possibly carcinogenic”. The cell phone, it seems, acts like a tiny microwave next to your head. But try telling people not to use their cellphones. No, the panel at the WHO simply suggest using remote headsets when speaking on the phone. And strongly limiting use by children. And if I may add — storing your cellphone away from your body.
Cellphones have the potential to become a bigger problem than cigarettes — 8/9 Americans own a cellphone, far more than ever smoked. And the amount of time 9-18 year old users spend on their phones far surpasses any time spent in front of the television. So how will this affect our use of mobile technology going forward? Do you think that people will revert to standard safer technologies, or do you think the mobile phone industry will come up with a newer, possibly safer technology to replace current cellphones?
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