You can see it everywhere – people with their eyes glued to their cell phones…
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Can Cell Phones Cause Cancer?
While the high SAR ratings can be shocking, it is wise to understand how damaging or harmless this can be. Radiation can be categorized into two types, ionizing and non-ionizing. As noted on cancer.gov, exposure to ionizing radiation increases the risk of cancer. Ionizing radiation includes x-rays and cosmic rays. The radiation coming from your mobile phone is non-ionizing, such as radiofrequency. According to the article, heating is the only effect of this radiation. Regardless, SAR rating is put in place to protect the public.
Still, some studies show a minor connection between certain cancers and cell phones. The results were less than compelling, but did show proof of a link, however major or minor. However, other factors may not have been evaluated and can attribute to the risk and development of these cancers.
With the increase of cell phone users, and with users starting at such a young age, concerns have risen over time, spurring more studies. Have you ever thought about the radiation risks? Do you limit your time on your cell phone because of this? We would love to hear your thoughts on the topic. You can find us on Twitter, Facebook and our new verified Google+ page.
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