Can cell phones really give you brain tumors? While I may not be an expert on the subject, this question has undoubtedly plagued people’s minds since cell phones were invented.
Both sides of the argument make valid points, and it may be true that if you are susceptible to cancer (tumors) or have it in your gene pool you run a greater risk. Such a brain tumor is extremely rare, however. I believe in order to really examine how you might get a tumor from a mobile, we should first delve into a little electrical engineering knowledge, coupled with some biochemistry.
It has been known for some time that every electrical device produces EMI. EMI is electrical magnetic interference. It is also believed that the body has it’s own bio-electric field, and EMI pierces this field, contorting and twisting cells in the body. I may not be a doctor – but if this is true, would we all not have cancer? And, if someone did receive a brain tumor from using a mobile, would they not have sued mobile companies? I mean, honestly. In the United States of America, you can sue anyone for just about anything. And you usually win, too. People who got cancer from smoking cigarettes filed against tobacco companies and won, and websites like http://ash.org/sue-tobacco-companies.html encourage people to sue tobacco companies.
Because we are subjected to EMI everyday, and most of us are fine, this theory begs for research done on the subject. You may notice that if you place your cell phone next to your computer monitor and let it ring, your monitor will flicker (may not be the same for all phones). This is the electromagnetic radiation I speak of. While the spectrum may be broad enough to disrupt your monitor, it is highly unlikely it can pierce your skull and your brain. It is yet to be clinically, better yet scientifically proven that an electromagnetic radiation spectrum can disrupt higher or lower brain functions.
Did you know your regular phone displaces EMI as well? Perhaps not as much, but it does.
Maybe the whole idea of getting a brain tumor from a mobile is just a scare so people will give the mobile companies (or third party companies) money for a headset/headphones. It worked, didn’t it?
My opinion may be somewhat biased, but if you have heard of someone getting a brain tumor from a cell phone please let me know. This would change my views on the subject. (May God Forbid this happens to someone you know or love).