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Mobile phones can cause
brain tumours, court rules.

Telegraph [UK], by Richard Alleyne

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Posted By:Photoonist, 10/19/2012 6:35:29 PM

A landmark court case has ruled there is a link between using a mobile phone and brain tumours, paving the way for a flood of legal actions. Innocente Marcolini, 60, an Italian businessman, fell ill after using a handset at work for up to six hours every day for 12 years. Now Italy's Supreme Court in Rome has blamed his phone saying there is a "causal link" between his illness and phone use, the Sun has reported. (Snip) British scientists have claimed there is insufficient evidence to prove any link to mobiles.

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Wouldn't you like to be a judge? You can create laws, you can decide science, you can define biology--- you can do anything. Your robe makes you a god. [end sarcasm]

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: crimea river, 10/19/2012 6:51:09 PM     (No. 8946696)

A courtroom is the wrong venue to decide this. However, holding a cellphone close to your head 6 hours a day for 12 years is inviting some mutation to occur. The only difference between a cellphone and any other radio/microwave transmitter is the power level.


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Reply 2 - Posted by: Coy860, 10/19/2012 7:04:23 PM     (No. 8946710)

Do they have licenses to practice medicine?
Have they broken the LAW?

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Reply 3 - Posted by: bamapreacher, 10/19/2012 7:04:35 PM     (No. 8946712)

American shysters must be drooling. I wonder which ambulance chaser was first to get the call 1800cellphone number.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: miceal, 10/19/2012 7:20:13 PM     (No. 8946728)

Ignore the scientific studies that say this is bunk, and rely on a judge...? Really...?

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Reply 5 - Posted by: BigGeorgeTX, 10/19/2012 7:28:13 PM     (No. 8946737)

Generating some business for his colleagues in the legal profession.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: ranger06, 10/19/2012 7:31:00 PM     (No. 8946740)



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Reply 7 - Posted by: ranger06, 10/19/2012 7:32:21 PM     (No. 8946745)

get ready for another line item on your phone bill - somebody's going to have to pay the trial lawyers - that would be you and me!

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Reply 8 - Posted by: joew9, 10/19/2012 9:40:00 PM     (No. 8946911)

What's more political nowadays, the court or science? It's like they are in a contest trying to outdo each other.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Charactercounts, 10/19/2012 9:56:23 PM     (No. 8946955)

I don't know what science will eventually tell us, but I have a neighbor who spends her life on her cellphone. You never see her without it. She was recently operated on for a brain tumor, on the side of her head where she (still) holds her cell phone.

It sure makes me wonder.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Videodrone, 10/19/2012 10:10:34 PM     (No. 8946971)

as an engineer in the biz of pumping megawatts into the aether my colleagues & I would have a much higher rate and last time I looked we're running slightly less than general population



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Reply 11 - Posted by: Calvinesq, 10/19/2012 10:37:44 PM     (No. 8947013)

He's, unfortunately, right, until overturned.

Since the 1930's we have been cowed by the judiciary. These people act like they are gods, instead of 1/3 of the balance of power.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: veritas, 10/20/2012 1:11:07 AM     (No. 8947138)

From what I've seen, heavy cellphone uses start with brain damage.

As to the judge: explain ionizing radiation, please. Explain the inverse square rule. Tell us what kind of radiation a cell phone emits. What are the family cancer histories of all the cellphone "cancer victims"? What is the incidence of one-off cases in the overall population, and how does that compare with the rate among cellphone users?

#1: Too often in their own minds, too.

#2: And the only difference between a spitball and a rifle bullet is the power level. So I guess power level matters.

#4: I can't wait for the late-night cable channel commercials.

#11: You should like this -- when my daughter was helping oversee reactor plants while USS George H.W. Bush was under construction, the Navy nucs convinced some of the airwing people that the dosimeter badges they wore actually set up a field that kept radiation out....

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Reply 13 - Posted by: schnapps, 10/23/2012 4:24:47 PM     (No. 8956121)

#13. Continuous spitballs striking one's head in the same place 6 hours a day for 12 years may well produce a brain tumor or similar :-0
Maybe I can get a gubermint grant to study this. Finding a guinea pi..., er subject may not be easy, though.


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