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are there cancer risks from cell phones?

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Dr. Addagada Rao
General Surgery 56 years experience
Not yet: No definite proof the radiation from cell phone causes cancer ( brain ) no conclusive evidence
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
Dr. Rao is correct. And this graphic might cause a misunderstanding. The radiation used in cell phones is not even close to the wavelengths that damage the genes and cause cancer.
Sep 2, 2012
Dr. Addagada Rao
General Surgery 56 years experience
Provided original answer
Yes Dr Friedlander is right picture is little scary. But our body is constantly boarded by so many other types of micro wave radiation causing constant damage to our DNA , thanks to our protective repair mechanisms
Sep 2, 2012

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Is there any risk for develop brsin cancer by using cell phones?

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Not yet: No definite proof the radiation from cell phone causes cancer ( brain ) no conclusive evidence . Don't worry cell phone not implicated as a cause yet.

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