Not-So-Smart Phone? Italian Court Rules Man’s Tumor Linked to Cell Phone Use

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Via MedCityNews:

An Italian court has ruled that plaintiff Innocenzo Marcolini was correct in his claim that cell phone usage led to his brain tumor. However, others aren’t convinced:

The court’s decision flies in the face of much scientific opinion, which generally says there is not enough evidence to declare a link between mobile phone use and diseases such as cancer and some experts said the Italian ruling should not be used to draw wider conclusions about the subject.

“Great caution is needed before we jump to conclusions about mobile phones and brain tumors,” said Malcolm Sperrin, director of medical physics and clinical engineering at Britain’s Royal Berkshire Hospital.

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4 Comments on "Not-So-Smart Phone? Italian Court Rules Man’s Tumor Linked to Cell Phone Use"

  1. BuzzCoastin | Oct 21, 2012 at 9:52 pm |

    who would be silly enough to think
    that repeated, high doses of microwave radiation
    delivered within millimeters of the brain
    could cause a brain tumor
    thank god science is there to set things straight

    • Anonydude | Oct 22, 2012 at 5:30 am |

      Straight? Science can’t seem to decide one way or another on these issues. Perhaps it should cut back on its cell phone use.

  2. More doctors use iPhones than any other smartphone!

  3. DeepCough | Oct 22, 2012 at 2:59 pm |

    That’s not a tumor, it looks like a fucking alien!

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