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Cell Phone and Cancer

  • Date Submitted: 11/15/2012 06:15 PM
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In this generation, the era of technology has blossomed like the flowers during the spring season. Mobile phones in particular have played a huge role in society. Not only do cell phones provide an easy use of communicating, but it has also brought some negative effects. One of them deals with the health hazards of human beings. Recently, scientists have discovered the possibility of brain cancer associating with the use of cell phones. However, controversies have come up whether or not these two things really show a connection to each other. Although cell phones have contributed greatly in our everyday lives, it has also depleted our health tremendously.
To this day, people have debated over this topic and are trying to prove their claim. So the question is can a palm-sized device such as the cell phone really kill someone? Organizations such as the International Agency for Research on Cancer or the IARC “classified cell-phone-radiation exposure as “possibly carcinogenic to humans”’ (Walsh). This means that they are “putting [these] popular devices in the same category as certain cleaning chemicals and pesticides” (Barringer) and also “could be as big a public health as smoking, asbestos and leaded gasoline” (Dellorto). The use of these mobile devices has put the health of users on the line as they are being put under watch as a hazard.
On the contrary, other experts such as the “Federal Communications Commission, the National Cancer Institute, the Food and Drug Administration and countless other bodies have agreed that cell phones are safe to use” (Walsh). Studies casts also doubt the possible link between cell phones and brain cancer. “The study of 358,403 Danish cell phone plan subscribers over 17 years—the largest of its kind—found subscribers of 13 years or more faced the same cancer risk as non-subscribers” (Moisse) and “found no increased risk of brain tumors with long-term use” (Parker-Pope). One thing lacks in this case though and the “major weakness...


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