Cell phones linked to eye cancer.
January 15, 2001 12:45 PM   Subscribe

Cell phones linked to eye cancer.
posted by tiaka (7 comments total)
i thot they were just linked to bad driving and obnoxious public behavior by the insecure
posted by ethylene at 1:18 PM on January 15, 2001

I think the article forgot brain damage too...
posted by Dark Messiah at 2:09 PM on January 15, 2001

I was a friend's house and he owns a geiger counter.
He got his cell phone and called his answering machine, then held the phone near the counter. The needle went halfway up the friggin' dial! I think I'm gonna skip the cell phone and get a Blackber-uh, Motorola Timeport
posted by black8 at 3:35 PM on January 15, 2001

How sensitive was this geiger counter? Some of them will go absolutely nuts when you expose it to the normal ambient radiation from your driveway.
posted by CrayDrygu at 3:47 PM on January 15, 2001

Dunno, it only went crazy when he held the antenna side (the back) near it. So I guess the front was shielded.
Scary nonetheless.
posted by black8 at 9:13 PM on January 15, 2001


On a related note, the image on my computer monitor goes all wobbly when I point my cell phone's antenna at it if I'm making a call, and I get static out of my speakers if I point it at them, too. Doesn't work going sideways, though, so I'm reasonably confident that my brain isn't getting bombarded by radiation as long as I keep the antenna pointed away from me.
posted by CrayDrygu at 11:04 PM on January 15, 2001

Fox News in DC reported this story two nights ago. In the story they mentioned that doctors say the two most sensitive parts of one's body to this type of radiation are one's eyes and one's testicles. They then recommended that you don't put an "active" cell phone on your belt.

Well, that adds insult to injury. I just found the perfect cell phone (with lots of minutes) and the perfect belt holder!
posted by Taken Outtacontext at 6:07 AM on January 17, 2001

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