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Cell Phones and Microwaves

Devra Davis, of the University of Pittsburgh's Center for Environmental Oncology, has an interesting piece posted on YouTube on the possible health risks of cell phone use.  A health scare about cell phone use seems to appear every couple of years but changes no one's actual behavior as far as I can tell.  What is interesting about this short video is how sensibly it incorporates a discussion of risk into the question of the safety of cell phones. Should we stop using cell phones altogether?  No.  Should we think about the potential consequences of long-term microwave exposure to developing brains.  You bet.   


Food for thought, particularly on the subject of the appropriateness of cell phone use by children and adolescents.