“Cost to telco: $0.00. Cost to customers: $0.20. Number of text messages sent per year (worldwide): 2.5 trillion. We’ll leave you to do the math. Suffice it to say that printer ink market now looks like a bargain.”
And this news that Cellphones cause tumors, hemoglobin leaks, kidney stones, and heart disease.
On second thought…DON’T EVER CALL ME AGAIN!
Israeli researchers in the study found that regular cellphones users are a whopping 50 percent more likely than non-users to get brain tumors. Another Interphone study looking at the UK and Scandinavia found a 40 percent greater tumor risk in people who’ve used cellphones for over 10 years, though on the bright side, nothing scary for people who’ve used them for less than a decade.
During the study, scientists exposed samples of blood to varying degrees of microwave radiation (including levels well below those emitted by cellphones) for periods between ten to 60 hours. No matter how you cut it, the result was hemoglobin leakage (which just sounds nasty). Obviously, heart disease is the most serious condition of the two, but I can tell you from experience that you don’t want any part of a kidney stone either. Those things could make even Chuck Norris cry like a little girl.
PopSci’s assessment of the gravity of the situation is close to spot-on—definitive proof that cellphones cause cancer would probably be the along the same lines as discovering that tobacco causes cancer, but you know, huger, since almost everyone uses a cellphone, from pre-schoolers to grandmas. I guess it’s a good thing I rarely use my iPhone for talking. How would you react if cellphones definitely caused cancer? [Pop Sci]
So there you have it.