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Re: Cell Phone Radiation Dangers

Tony P. (
Sat, 12 Mar 2005 10:44:30 -0500

In article <>, cjmebox- says:

> Isaiah Beard wrote:

>> Dean wrote:

>>> A while back some on this list engaged in a lively debate about cell
>>> phone radiation risks. This article may have some information of
>>> interest to those of you who think this issue isn't dead yet.

>>> The cell phone industry: Big Tobacco 2.0?

>>> By Molly Wood, senior editor,
>>> Tuesday, March 8, 2005

>> Oh, C|Net. Now we KNOW it's quality journalism. </sarcasm>

>> Consider that Ms. Wood readily admits she has an agenda (she has an
>> axe to grind with cell phone manufacturers over what she perceives as
>> "iron-clad control over phone releases and pricing, its
>> ever-lengthening contracts, and the annoying habit it has of crippling
>> Bluetooth phones so that [she] can't use them the way [she wants]
>> to"). I would thus take this with a heavy handful of salt.

>> E-mail fudged to thwart spammers.
>> Transpose the c's and a's in my e-mail address to reply.

> OK OK, I'm not saying there's anything absolutely definitive in that
> article. But it seems certainly prudent to use a headset and try to
> keep the antenna at a certain distance -- just as she suggests toward
> the end of the article. (although I think I read somewhere that the
> cord of the headset can have some adverse effect too - one can only
> take so many precautions and still be reasonable:-)

> Regards,

The problem is that many of the headsets are now Bluetooth enabled.
Those put out signals on what, 2.4GHz at relatively low power.

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