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Old 01-25-2007, 04:08 PM   #16
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I don't have a cell phone.

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Old 01-25-2007, 04:31 PM   #17
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I have to admit I love my cell phone, but I don't actually use it all that much. My plans have only ever had 200-300 minutes per month and I've never gone over. When I do need it (such as the time my car broke down on the interstate a few months ago) it's priceless.

I was the first person in my immediate family to get a cell phone and I remember my brother and sister both saying they didn't need or want one. Now both are practically attached to their phones. Go figure.

In this study I would imagine the amount of cell phone use over the ten years would also have some impact on the risk of getting the tumours. At least that's what I'm telling myself...

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Old 01-25-2007, 04:38 PM   #18
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i do remember an older gentleman once saying to me that cell phones are to my/our generation as cigarettes were to his.

think about it.
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Old 01-25-2007, 05:49 PM   #19
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Old 01-25-2007, 06:01 PM   #20
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Basically it's too early to say anything certain about any longterm consequences of cell phone use; they just haven't been in widespread use long enough. Both tumor types they've been (tentatively) linked with thus far (neither of which are cancerous, not that that necessarily makes a brain tumor less serious) often take years to develop, and years more to cause symptoms.

Hopefully, no significant link will turn out to exist.
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Old 01-25-2007, 08:09 PM   #21
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Originally posted by VertigoGal
talk to anyone late at night, text in class, pretend to text to avoid having to talk to people I hate,


i did that just today, five times, funny how getting a cell phone made me MORE antisocial
i got a cell phone a month ago for christmas, and i've sent over 200 texts so far, and received over 250 probably about half were ones that i sent trying to avoid someone

i don't actually use my cell phone to call, haha, so i dunno if that's safer than holding it up to your ear and getting cancer from that or whatever
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Old 01-26-2007, 06:12 AM   #22
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Detest the bloody thing, but use it a fair bit...

Bit like the internet really.....
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Old 01-26-2007, 10:38 AM   #23
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I just got a landline which I plan to be using more


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