Cell Phones: Cancer Hazards?

February 20, 2009

I’ve had it with random people who don’t know what they are talking about but love to talk about it anyway (aka rock bands) making noise about cell phones and the “dangers” they pose. Supposedly, cell phones generate radiation that is harmful to your brain when it is held so close to your head.

Sorry, but this isn’t the case. The same frequencies used by cell phones are also used by wireless devices that are far more common: televisions, radios, and wifi-enabled computers. Cordless phones and even baby monitors are also using the same type of “dangerous radiation” that cell phones use to transmit data. You can’t see it, smell it, touch it, taste it, or hear it, but hundreds of thousands of radio waves for these devices are zinging past your head every second. It really doesn’t matter if you have a cell phone.

P.S. For the record, this also applies to the rumor that keeping a cell phone in your front pants pocket will make a man impotent. Again, the same type of radiation being emitted by that cell phone is being emitted much stronger by TV and radio towers.