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Well turning now to a new report on a possible connection between cell phone use and cancer joining us tonight is doctor Mark Siegel Fox -- -- medical contributor.
And author of the inner polls all right dot for years we've been hearing about the fact that built over using a cellphone causes cancer.
I mean is there new evidence to refute.
These points in -- -- you know all the scissors and arguing back and forth between different experts right now there's a new study out environmental health perspectives in it's basically a study that looks at.
Research come from Sweden United States and great Britain and looking at thirteen thousand patients they determine no connection.
Most of the research has shown no connection between cell phones and brain cancer.
But what happened with the World Health Organization -- came out and said wait a minute there's some studies here that make a so a little bit worried.
They were talking though about brain cancer patients who were asked to look back in retrospect Chris on how much cell phones being used.
All of this is based on survey information questionnaires.
Not good science I'll tell you what the good science here is five billion cell phone users in the world.
And the number of malignant brain -- stays the same about 200000.
So there's no convincing evidence tying those two together -- there's no.
What does this say about the World Health Organization -- they flip flopped over the past few years haven't they in terms of say there's a connection there isn't a connection maybe there is a connection.
Some of us here at fox believe that the World Health Organization may have a certain agenda here they're like to raise money they like the put.
Emphasis on certain potential research projects and bring groups together I'm not a conspiracy -- but I would look to them to -- the world that's what they seem to do.
Bird flu you know -- -- -- Swine Flu they're always out in front of health scares and there are always make it worse and they're -- alarming people.
The real issue with cell phones hasn't been answered -- 'cause we don't have any real long term data but was so few cases of brain cancer in the world it's very hard to prove.
I would still say to people.
Don't hold it up next year year old their long you know you know what actually happens Chris I'm afraid of automobile accidents too many people are there are distracted by other cellphones no seriously.
Tertiary -- secondary you know results of that because you know they used I don't know exactly the restore broken tunnel syndrome because you're you're taxing so much you you're -- the -- its -- of the damage there is that Turk -- at the at the same thing -- -- right -- or lack of real communication the way we're having now you know the idea of constantly being on a self bolder look.
But the brain cancer question it's not been completely answered to my to my satisfaction.
But it is definitely not been shown terrible and it's a serious question -- -- -- we're having fun with you know you you're hurting your and we attacks these -- but brain cancer -- serious things people have been really scared about this for a number of years well I can't -- we look at the question of does it cause cancer or tumors -- that's real.
No actually right and is one more wrinkle on this that are wanna sit back in the day when so fronts first came out you remember -- -- these big boxes that that they -- a lot more radiation -- the one mobile telephone yeah.
And those are the ones that really brought the question up in the first place but those are gone they're obsolete so the cellphones now -- or much less radiation and this kind of radiation radio frequency waves has not been shown -- test -- to lead to the kind of DNA changes that lead to cancer even so we gotta keep an eye on this but we shouldn't be -- the world these.
What you're saying is essentially.
Regardless irregardless of what the World Health Organization has said to this point time.
Most of the great majority of the research says no connection to this point we're gonna keep ORI.
And we better keep looking at -- over longer and I'd like better studies that actually look for a cause and effect which is proof.
That hasn't been shown dot great -- great --
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