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Does electric blanket cause cancer or just a myth ?

Does electric blanket cause cancer or just a myth ?

Myth.: I have nothing to add to the fine answer already given, but since some on this site are saying electric fields apparently can do anything to anybody and can cause every ill known to man. I feel I have to weigh in on with sanity. With cigarettes, there was an epidemic of a formerly rare cancer (lung). With cell phones, brain cancer didn't change. Risk is approaching zero. ...Read more

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Dr. Barry Rosen
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Cancer (Definition)

Cancer is a group of diseases that is characterized by uncontrolled cell growth leading to invasion of surrounding tissues that spread to other parts of the body. Cancer can begin anywhere in the body and is usually related to one or more genetic mutations that allow normal cells to become malignant by interfering with internal cellular control mechanisms, such as programmed cell death or by preventing ...Read more


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Can thermal blankets cause cancer?

Can thermal blankets cause cancer?

No: While even chronic use of thermal blankets have not been associated with cancer, chronic exposure to marked heat such as what tibetan monks have used in small coal pots applied to the abdomen to keep them warm. They freaquently develop ulcerating squamous cell cancers on the abdominal wall where the heat was applied. ...Read more

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Do electric cigarettes or cigars cause cancer?

Do electric cigarettes or cigars cause cancer?

???? and yes: Cigars definitely increase your risk of lung cancer (maybe a bit less than cigarettes) in addition to head and neck cancers and other cancers associated with tobacco. Please don't use tobacco products. Electric cigarettes? I frankly don't know of any data on it. Maybe one of my smarter health tap colleagues knows the answer. ...Read more

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Can cancer or any other form of cancer causes electric like shocks in your body?

Can cancer or any other form of cancer causes electric like shocks in your body?

Possibly: A tumor that is pinching a nerve can sometimes cause shooting electricity like pains in the part of the body near that nerve. People can get this kind of pain from many other non-cancerous causes as well. Pain like this that last for a long time should be check out by a doc, especially in a person who has had cancer in the past. ...Read more

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Could the use of an electric blanket cause infertility?

Could the use of an electric blanket cause infertility?

Male or female?: In males, yes. Any heat source that elevates scrotal temperature above 96 degrees could impair sperm production and motility. In females, i don't think so. ...Read more

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Is it possible for using an electric blanket to cause weight gain?

Is it possible for using an electric blanket to cause weight gain?

Who knows ? : ? about the effect of electric blankets on physiological function. Unfortunately, there is good science that low power vibrating electromagnetic waves can be causal of tissue injury and behavioral disorders. Pending further data, electric blankets are not to be advised. Similarly, avoid synthetics and stay with cotton and wool. Your electromagnetic body field will be grateful. ...Read more

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Can electric blankets give off dangerous radiation?

Can electric blankets give off dangerous radiation?

No: Although heat is delivered by warming coils, no radiation is produced. ...Read more

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Would placing electric blanket on a person kill him?

An electric: Blanket is used to provide warmth from the cold. There is little harm if used appropriately. ...Read more