[SPAM]RE: [ RadSafe ] U.S. senator promises look into cellphone-cancer link -Yahoo! News

Roger Helbig rhelbig at sfo.com
Thu Sep 17 05:52:13 CDT 2009

40 years ago, cell phones did not exist.  They used to be non-tactical
radios about he size and weight of a brick and big shots, doctors, generals,
colonels carried them!

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From: radsafe-bounces at radlab.nl [mailto:radsafe-bounces at radlab.nl] On Behalf
Of Brian Rees
Sent: Tuesday, September 15, 2009 10:29 AM
To: Brennan, Mike (DOH); Radsafe
Subject: [SPAM]RE: [ RadSafe ] U.S. senator promises look into
cellphone-cancer link -Yahoo! News

I'm pretty curious what research was being conducted say, 40 years 
ago on cell phones.... maybe that's why it's inconclusive!

Brian Rees

At 10:58 AM 9/15/2009, Brennan, Mike  (DOH) wrote:
>If they REALLY want to change the hardware of a cell phone to save
>lives, set it so the GPS chip disables the phone if it is traveling more
>than, say, one mile-per-hour.  That way no one could talk on the phone
>while driving.  That would also stop them from using their phones in any
>vehicle, whether they are driving or not, but I personally will accept
>the sacrifice.
>"Harkin, who took over the committee earlier this month after the death
>of Massachusetts Senator Edward Kennedy, said he was concerned no one
>has been able to prove cellphones do not cause cancer."
>It is a shame there is no science literacy test for the Senate.
>"Linda Erdreich of science and engineering firm Exponent in New York
>said 50 years worth of evidence had failed to show that cellular phones
>can cause cancer.
>"This part of the spectrum is known as non-ionizing radiation," she told
>the hearing, explaining that this means radio waves cannot damage the
>DNA in cells.
>But Pennsylvania Senator Arlen Specter pressed her on this, asking her
>repeatedly whether science had conclusively proved there was no
>connection. "Your statement that it is hard to prove a negative is right
>on," Erdreich replied.
>"What comes through to me is that we just don't know what the answer
>is," said Specter, a cancer survivor who said he avoids white flour and
>sugar in case it might feed tumors."
>Someone should point out to Sen. Specter that tumors might feed on fat,
>protein, carbohydrates, water, and oxygen, so he should avoid those,
>too.  Actually, what tumors feed on is ignorance, and we would all be
>better off if he decreased his levels sharply.
>-----Original Message-----
>From: radsafe-bounces at radlab.nl [mailto:radsafe-bounces at radlab.nl] On
>Behalf Of Doug Huffman
>Sent: Monday, September 14, 2009 8:02 PM
>To: Radsafe
>Subject: [ RadSafe ] U.S. senator promises look into cellphone-cancer
>link -Yahoo! News
>This why I am pleased to be a Science Wars (Paul R. Gross, Norman
>Levitt, et alii) 'warrior'.
>  From a different time and topic, "It's not the weight of the evidence,
>but the seriousness of the charges."
>WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Iowa senator Tom Harkin, newly empowered to
>investigate health matters as chairman of the Senate Health, Education,
>Labor and Pensions Committee, promised on Monday to probe deeply into
>any potential links between cellphone use and cancer.

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