JGHali, thank you for your insights, it's nice to have an expert in medicine posting here.
(Thanks as well to the other posters who clearly have some knowledge of medical science).
Sorry if this qualifies as trolling, but... whenever JWBF makes an untrue assertion, it's best to just ignore him/her.
All this constant talk about cancer and death is starting to scare the s#*t out of me.
On a cell phone? Good grief, I worry about a couple of 15-second calls a day because of the cancer risk of shoving this device to my head, which the warnings that came with the device say should be kept so many inches away from the body.
Yeah, that's the theory.Ionizing radiation is what causes cancer.
Cellular phones (and microwaves, power lines, etc) emit non-ionizing radiation.
In addition, the difference in signal attenuation relative to your brain between being in your pants pocket vs next to your head is pretty much negligible.
The warnings are simply there because enough people caused a stick because there was no definitive proof that there *wasn't* a cancer risk. In other words, fearmongering from science-ignorant technophobes.