Expert Warns Possible Health Effects Of Long-term Cellphone Use

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The U.S. Cancer Institute’s head issued a warning to cellphone users, linking possible negative health effects associated with long-term cellphone use, such as brain tumors or cancer.

Dr. Ronald Herberman, director of the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute issued an unprecedented memo sent to about 3,000 of his faculty and staff. The memo said : Limit cellphone use because of the possible risk of cancer.

Dr. Herberman warns that children should use cellphones only for emergencies because their brains are still developing. Adults should use the speakerphone to keep the phone away from the head. Using cellphones in public places such as while riding a bus, should be avoided because it exposes others to the electromagnetic radiation.

According to the National Cancer Institute, cellphones emit radio frequency energy, a type of radiation that is a form of electromagnetic radiation, in which Herberman linked to possible health effects such as brain tumors or cancer.

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