Tuesday, April 1, 2008
Castro Might Want To Re-Think This Whole Cellphone Thing
Raul Castro, Fidel Castro's brother and successor, has recently decided to lift the ban on cellphones for civilians on the island.
Ironically, this comes in the wake of an unrelated study recently done to determine the danger of cellphone use. The study was done by Dr. Vini Khurana, a noteworthy award-winning neurosurgeon.
According to the doctor, using cellphone handsets consistently for 10 years or more can double the risk of brain cancer. Countries like Germany and France have already reportedly advised their citizens to minimize cellphone use.
According to the news source, "The Independent", Dr. Khurana has concluded from his study that in the future, " Mobile phones could kill far more people than smoking or asbestos." He also says that, "people should avoid using [cellphones] wherever possible...governments and the mobile phone industry must take 'immediate steps' to reduce exposure to their radiation." If this does not occur, doctors like cancer-expert, Dr. Vini Khurana are predicting a sharp rise in cancer deaths in the near future.
Personally, between all of the portable electronic devices that I use on a daily basis; I'll probably be able to glow in the dark by the year 2020. I'm no medical expert; however, I agree that people should try to abide by the minimal cellphone use theory as much as possible. I also recommend using a non-bluetooth, wired earplug when talking on a cellphone. I addition to this, I think that cellphones should be distanced from the body while it is on and/or in use...maybe this can help minimize the radiation exposure??? I would love for a study to be done on this as well.