The Truth Is Out There?

Posted by : foongpc | Tuesday, June 10, 2008 | Published in

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It’s scary. But is it true?

It is said that all truth passes through 3 stages.
Stage 1 – It is ridiculed.
Stage 2 – It is violently opposed.
Stage 3 – It is accepted as being self evident.

I am referring to hand phones, mobile phones or cell phones. Whatever you may want to call it, is it true that they are posing a danger to our health?

Recently, Consumers Association of Penang (CAP) called for a ban on the use of hand phones. CAP president SM Mohamed Idris said that a research by award winning neurosurgeon from USA, Professor Dr Vini Gautam Khurana had concluded that using hand phones for more than 10 years could double the risk of brain cancer. Download the report here.

Now I know this may be old news and this issue have already been discussed and heavily criticised in some blogs. However, this is a research done by a well known and respected neurosurgeon, not just anyone. So I think we better sit up and take notice.

I mean, people may laugh at the suggestion by CAP to ban hand phones. Who in their right minds would stop using hand phones when they are so convenient? And I’m sure you’ll agree in this modern age, hand phone is a necessity. Not a luxury.

Take me for example. Without my hand phone with me, especially when I’m not at home is like asking me to walk around without my right hand. I still remember once or twice when I forgot to carry my hand phone with me, I felt lost. And nowadays, you don’t want to have your car break down in the middle of nowhere only to discover that you did not have a hand phone to make emergency calls.

At the moment, mobile phone and telecommunication companies all ridiculed the idea of hand phones posing danger to our health. They said the electromagnetic radiation emitted by hand phones is not strong enough to damage our brain cells. They also pointed out that world wide studies showed no link between hand phone use and increased risk of cancer.

Now that gives me enough confidence to continue using my hand phone. I mean there are millions and millions of people using hand phones in the world and surely, you are not telling me, they will all be down with brain cancer in the future?

Well, but here’s the catch. All those studies that showed no proof did not include enough long term hand phone users in their study samples. Professor Khurana did.

What’s more, I went to seek out more info on the web’s top alternate health site, www.mercola.com and was shocked to find this true story of a brain tumour victim due to his extensive use of hand phone. Read his story here.

It seems the truth about hand phones is no longer out there.
So should I still use my hand phone? How can I survive without one?

(6) Comments

  1. mxyzplk said...

    I already reply your comments, thank your for asking. and I hope it will help.

    June 10, 2008 at 2:31 PM
  2. tYOt said...

    I think is possible to cause a bad health. But is not that obvious.

    June 10, 2008 at 2:48 PM
  3. mxyzplk said...

    your welcome...

    June 10, 2008 at 3:20 PM
  4. karthik said...

    Im not sure..Researches r still going on..Anyhow GOOD POST MAN.

    June 10, 2008 at 4:52 PM
  5. Bengbeng said...

    i think hand phones r too much a part of our lives now..no matter what the truth is, we will still use it. :)

    June 10, 2008 at 8:37 PM
  6. foongpc said...

    mxyzplk, your name is really hard to pronounce! Thanks for answering my questions : )

    tyot and karthik, thanks for dropping by.

    beng beng, yes i agree we will still use our handphones no matter what. But i think I will talk less or use the speaker mode from now on. And yes, don't sleep with the hand phone on next to me.

    June 11, 2008 at 10:44 AM