No study has yet shown a link between cell phone use and brain cancer, but the head of the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Center is warning his faculty and staff to limit their phone use because of the possible risk:
Adults should keep the phone away from the head and use the speakerphone or a wireless headset, he says. He even warns against using cell phones in public places like a bus because it exposes others to the phone's electromagnetic fields.
OK, let's start having some laws to ban cell phones in public places like restaurants and bars and, yes, all workplaces. If there's a chance we can be exposed to that deadly secondhand electromagnetism, why take the chance?
The scary part is that this guy is basing his warning on "unpublished evidence" the rest of us haven't been able to see. He said it "takes too long to get evidence from science," so people should take action now: "Really at the heart of my concern is that we shouldn't wait for a definitive study to come out, but err on the side of being safe rather than sorry later," Herberman said. Boy, no potential for abuse in that attitude, huh?