Cancer Calls: Cell Phones Alter Brain Activity
ESP, here we don't come!
Seen here protecting herself from the cold AND nasty fart particulate but NOT dangerous cell phone waves, a woman uses her phone with the hopes of developing a tan. IT'S CELL PHONE RADIATION NOT UV YOU DUMMY!
Spending 50 minutes with a cellphone plastered to your ear is enough to change brain cell activity in the part of the brain closest to the antenna.
But whether that causes any harm is not clear, scientists at the National Institutes of Health said on Tuesday, adding that the study will likely not settle recurring concerns of a link between cellphones and brain cancer.
"What we showed is glucose metabolism (a sign of brain activity) increases in the brain in people who were exposed to a cellphone in the area closet to the antenna," said Dr. Nora Volkow of the NIH, whose study was published in the Journal of the American Medical Association.
"This study does not in any way indicate that. What the study does is to show the human brain is sensitive to electromagnetic radiation from cellphone exposures."
You know what else the brain is sensitive to? Getting punched in the head. So yeah, I'd try to keep that and cell phone exposure to a minimum if I were you. And not just because you need all the help you can get, but let's not kid ourselves, you need even more than that. If you rubbed a magic lamp tomorrow and a genie granted you three wishes I'd strongly advise making at least two of them 'help'. The third one should be something for me AND NOT AN STD.
Thanks to John and Shenanigans, who both strapped like 30 Blackberrys around their waists hoping to grow their wieners. Oh come on -- they're not pagers, guys!