Bioelectromagnetics Research Laboratory,
Department of Bioengineering,
School of Medicine and College of Engineering,
University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, USA
Department of Bioengineering, Box 357962
University of Washington
Seattle, WA 98195-7962
2. mW/g (=W/kg); mW/kg (= 0.001 W/kg)
3. By the way, it is not a surprise that one can miss Australia by sailing southwest from the west coast of the United States. The part of the Pacific Ocean between southeast Australia and northwest New Zealand is called the Tasman sea. I was told that the Dutch explorer Abel Janszoon Tasman, who discovered New Zealand and the island Tasmania, sailed around and missed the big continent of Australia. He named that part of the ocean the Tasman sea.
By Jennifer C. Yates and Seth Borenstein, Associated Press Writers,
Limit cell phone use because of the possible risk of cancer.
find a link between cancer and cell phone use, and a public lack of worry by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
than sorry later," Herberman said.
concludes "we found no overall increased risk of brain tumors among cellular phone users. The potential elevated risk of brain tumors after
long-term cellular phone use awaits confirmation by future studies."
Studies last year in France and Norway concluded the same thing.
Administration says on an agency Web site.
precautionary advice on cell phone use," he wrote in his memo.
speaker phone as recommended. "I don't know that cell phones are dangerous. But I don't know that they are safe."
adviser in the Clinton Administration.
cautioned children's use of cell phones. Herberman and Davis point to a massive ongoing research project known as Interphone, involving
scientists in 13 nations, mostly in Europe. Results already published in peer-reviewed journals from this project aren't so alarming, but
Herberman is citing work not yet published.
risk" for three major types of nervous system tumors. It did note, however, that there was "the possibility of an increased risk among the
heaviest users" for one type of brain tumor, but that needs to be verified in future research.
industry, said there are at least a dozen studies that have found no cancer-cell phone link. He said a Swedish study cited by Herberman as
support for his warning was biased and flawed.
this might possibly occur," Muscat said.
Institute. Though studies are being done to see if there is a link between it and tumors of the brain and central nervous system, there is
no definitive link between the two, the institute says on its Web site.
through their bodies, by all means they should do so," said Dan Catena, a spokesman for the American Cancer Society. "But at the same time, we have to remember there's no conclusive evidence that links cell phones to cancer, whether it's brain tumors or other forms of cancer."
of misinforming the public if science isn't used as the ultimate guide on the issue.
special precautions in his own phone use. And he offered no specific advice to people worried about the matter.
reasonable for them," he said. Susan Juffe, a 58-year-old Pittsburgh special education teacher, heard about Herberman's cell phone advice on the radio earlier in the day.
call her mother again in a matter of minutes. "Without specific numbers, it's too vague to get me worked up."
Jennifer Yates reported from Pittsburgh. Science Writer Seth Borenstein reported from Washington. Reporter Ramit Plushnick-Masti contributed
from Pittsburgh and Science Writer Malcolm Ritter contributed from New York.
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