Cancer Scare: Are You At Risk?
October 20, 1999
New research shows cell phone usage may cause cancer.
More than 80
million Americans use cell phones, yet mounting scientific evidence shows
mobile phone usage may cause brain tumors. The problem, explored in
December's PC Computing, stems from the radio frequency radiation (RF R)
emitted from cell phones - phones that are typically held about an inch
from your brain.
In "Is Your Cell
Phone Killing You?" PC Computing Senior Editor Gordon Bass interviews the
scientists whose findings show exposure to cell phone radiation --
equivalent to the radiation emitted by a microwave -- may cause serious
health consequences. There's more data today suggesting problems with
cell phone radiation than the FDA had when it banned silicone breast
implants. Yet the telecommunications industry calls into question the
validity of the results, as well as the
methods used by the researchers. Are we all at risk? What are the
implications for American business, and what if anything can businesses
do now to head off possible productivity and employee lawsuits?