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Thursday, July 15, 2010

Why gamble with your life?

Don’t Be Lured Into a False Sense of Security by the Delay Between Cause and Effect
There is often a delay of several years to decades between science and public policy—a time period that is critical in preventing irreversible health damage. By waiting for government regulations to change, it is often too late. Just as smoking doesn’t cause immediate signs of cancer, the latency period for brain tumors from radiation can be 10, 20, or even 30 years.

It is still too soon for most cell phone-induced brain tumors to show up!

Cell phones have been widely used for only about a decade, so we haven’t even hit the tip of the iceberg yet in terms of the REAL effects of cell phone exposure. If the cell phone popularity continues at its current rate—or increases, which is likely—we could be headed for a brain cancer epidemic, the likes of which the world has never seen.

Just as people don’t get lung cancer a few weeks or months into their smoking habit, there is a delayed effect between cell phone usage and brain tumor development.

Of course, not everyone who smokes gets lung cancer, and not every cell phone user will develop brain cancer. There are many variables that contribute to susceptibility.

But why risk it? Why gamble with your life?

Public Health Déjà Vu
It took nearly TWO DECADES for the government to take action after accepting the evidence that smoking was linked to lung cancer. The government accepted the link between smoking and lung cancer back in the 1950s, but it wasn’t until the 1970s that warning labels were required.

How long do you think it will be before the government takes similar action with regards to cell phone radiation? Or maybe fructose?

Don’t hold your breath waiting for your cell phone to come with a warning on the box.

Dr. Mercola
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