Pop Quiz: This Is Your Brain on Cell Phones
I don’t know about you, but I use my cell phone a lot. Like, a lot. Texting, Facebook, Twitter, Angry Birds, and sometimes even for phone calls. My trusty iPhone is a part of everything I do.
Recently, the World Health Organization has said that cell phones “possibly” cause an increase in malignant brain tumors.
But a group of 31 experts from 14 countries conducted a review of the scientific literature and determined that the evidence, though limited, could support a connection between cellphone use and brain tumors — cancerous gliomas and acoustic neuromas, which are noncancerous.
As Stacey pointed out on Skepchick, this may not be such a big deal. The WHO just said that tumors could be increased by cell phone use, but more study is still needed.
Will this recent finding by the World Health Organization change the way you use your cell phone? Will you use it less often, or wear an earpiece? Or are you like me, and use your cell phone for mostly non-speaking activities? Tell us what you think!
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