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  1. #1 does wireless stuff cause cancer? 
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    i heard about this somewhere on the internets


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    I presume you mean cell phones and wi-fi, in which case, No.
    If you're referring to something else, then you'll have to be a bit more specific than "wireless stuff" and think about duration and intensity of exposure as well.

    http://www.skepdic.com/emf.html


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    Cell Phones & Wireless Hazards - Shows - Coast to Coast AM

    http://www.coasttocoastam.com/show/2009/11/17




    11-17-09

    Host:


    George Noory

    Guests:


    William Thomas

    Appearing during all 4 hours of the show, researcher William Thomas talked about the hazardous health effects of cell phones and wireless devices, as well dangers associated with chemtrails and weather modification. People are being subjected to "electromagnetic smog" invisibly spread by wireless routers, portable phones, and other devices, he said. Just a two-minute conversation on a cell phone causes the blood-brain barrier to open, making one susceptible to neuron damage that might lead to Alzheimer's, and "instant aging," he warned. The kids of today who are using cell phones may be unable to mentally function by the time they are 30, he added.

    Bluetooth phone headsets are also hazardous, as they conduct electromagnetic energy into the ear, he noted. Portable phones inside the home can be worse than cell phones, as their base stations are broadcasting 24-7, producing more signals than cell phone towers, Thomas continued. Migraines, brain cancer, changes in personality, and aggressive behavior are all associated with exposure to cell phones and wireless devices, and children and pregnant women are particularly at risk, he reported. Just carrying a cell phone in your pocket that is turned on can cause soft tissue damage, said Thomas.

    Weather modification efforts have been on the rise in countries like China and the United States. According to Thomas, the US Air Force is engaged in "weather warfare," using nanotech "smart particles" to modify, steer, and target the direction of storms. In fact, emissions from Project HAARP were used during Hurricane Katrina to steer it away from facilities in Texas, he detailed.
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    Being uttered in the same sentence with chemtrails basically says all you need to know. This is pseudoscience. There's no evidence that mobile phones etc are a health hazard. There are no large scale trials establishing causal connections with any of the problems mentioned by William Thomas, so at best he is peddling speculation dressed as fact.
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    Bluetooth and cell phones aren't of the right frequency to cause cancer. Frequencies that cause cancer are more toward the ultraviolet spectrum.

    There has been no causal link demonstrated between cellphones and other wireless technologies and health concerns. Those that are making claims that there are such concerns are flaunting pseudoscientific and crackpot/conspiracy theory nonsense.
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    The frequencies generated by mobiles has been linked to cellular changes and cancer in mouse models.

    http://www.jstor.org/pss/3579630

    Also, metaanalyses on human cancer studies indicate a link:

    RESULTS: The results indicate that using a cell phone for > or = 10 years approximately doubles the risk of being diagnosed with a brain tumor on the same ("ipsilateral") side of the head as that preferred for cell phone use. The data achieve statistical significance for glioma and acoustic neuroma but not for meningioma. CONCLUSION: The authors conclude that there is adequate epidemiologic evidence to suggest a link between prolonged cell phone usage and the development of an ipsilateral brain tumor.
    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19328536
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    Appearing during all 4 hours of the show, researcher William Thomas talked about the hazardous health effects of cell phones and wireless devices
    Wireless devices like AM radio?
    A pong by any other name is still a pong. -williampinn
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    The radio emissions from FM stations are extremely hazardous to our mental health, just like other sources of extremely intense bullsh!t !!
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