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Is Cell Phone Radiation Safe?

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  • +145 +210 -65 Anonymous Apr. 27, 2011
    "I think your analysis gives more credibility to this issue than is warranted. Key pieces of evidence are:

    No increase in rates of cancer in spite of a huge increase in cell phone usage.

    No plausible mechanism by which cell phone radiation could cause a tumor (it's non-ionizing). (not even mentioned as a "pro").

    Also note that meta-analyses are notorious for mixing data from poorly-designed studies with good studies."
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    • -2 0 -2 Anonymous May. 24, 2016
      "it clearly states that it basically fries your brain by giving many examples of brain and otehr types of cancer that could cause to death...."
  • +57 +98 -41 Anonymous Apr. 27, 2011
    "[T]his is an issue not deserving of the same kind of coverage you give to, say, the Mideast conflict, health reform, etc. The scientific community -- which ought to have credibility here -- does not view cell phones as a serious health risk. 'Teaching the controversy,' in this instance, give out-size credibility to a fringe view."
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  • +49 +106 -57 rita Sep. 19, 2011
    "Im pro cause my checks be lookin like phone numbers"
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    • +4 +4 0 Ace Mar. 17, 2015
      "Not much of an argument there, but it gave me a laugh."
    • +2 +2 0 bob May. 20, 2015
      "i was laughing so much when i read."
    • -8 +5 -13 shyanne Apr. 3, 2012
      "I'm not trying to be mean and all but it really dont matter how good u r at driving or texting u never know wat is goin to happen next and if ur to bussy texting then how r u going to try to stop it from happening!! and if u cant stop u could end up killing ur self or others around you!!! but if u want to put ur life and other ppls life in danger go ahead but u will have to live with wat happens!!!"
  • +43 +76 -33 Common sense Nov. 5, 2011
    "OK since no one is going to say it I'm going to. There is no way a non living object is bad. Its people fault to what happens to them self. No one pulls a gun to YOUR head to buy a phone and use it as much as YOU WANT TO. @Josh sorry to say but if cant spell a certain word that's your fault. Lay off all the games and TV pick up a book and drop your cell. Its finally time everybody learns how to take responsible for them self. STOP BLAMING EVERYBODY AND EVERYTHING ELSE."
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    • +8 +8 0 Me May. 4, 2012
      "dang girl, chill."
    • +2 +3 -1 nakil Cannon Jun. 18, 2013
      "i agree we have become a telephone society no matter if it is by cellphone or corded phone we will still have problems if the issue can be carried around with us, we need to refocous our enerrgy like my friiend is saying here on something else like a Book or some kind of Hobby."
  • +34 +92 -58 That Girl . Nov. 16, 2011
    "What if your about to get killed? You can say your last goodbyes through a text message , if you were hiding from a rapist ."
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    • +9 +12 -3 That Person May. 8, 2012
      "If you're hidding from a rapist, you'd be running for your life...and you don't text someone, you call someone! especially if you're about to get rapped"
  • +27 +49 -22 Luis Mar. 28, 2012
    "I think cell phones are safe. Studies havent showned much. The studies that have been done aren't to accurate. They haven't proved that it really cause cancer. I do believe they have some risk, and that really has to do more with driving. Until they prove cell phones are unsafe and cause some kind of cancer or anything like that I will still use them. They are very useful."
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  • +16 +41 -25 Holly Sep. 27, 2011
    "The tests and studies that the con list is based off of is based on unstable results that no one could say one way or another. data that people should be able to make stances on should be data that there is one absolute answer."
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  • +15 +40 -25 Kylah Jan. 26, 2012
    "I am PRO because I don't think cell phones are not dangerous at all.Even when you're driving and you get a txt/call you need to not pay attention to it because it's common sense not to pick it up.Also they don't really cause cancer."
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  • +13 +45 -32 Breezy Feb. 22, 2012
    "They save lives every day."
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    • +4 +5 -1 Chemeng Mar. 14, 2013
      "I don't think that they kill people more then saving them. because if it did happen you'd be seeing car crashes everyday, it's just to talk and chat on the phone with and atleast try to communicate with the ones that you miss or haven't seen for a while. So why'd you think that they made cell phones for.? Because without it you wouldn't now who to call when you get injured or if you're in trouble you can call the people that you need. That's why without cell phones you'd probably not have a job, or you might not even know when you even start a job. Using a phone for information is better then sending letters because what if your letter was late and you didn't know what's happening. That's why you should really have a phone for information that you didn't know about at all."
    • +1 +5 -4 Robert Jun. 6, 2012
      "But they connect us people to love ones and family member's there good"
    • -8 +1 -9 Kinzi Nov. 7, 2013
      "No they don't they hurt people every day"
    • -14 +1 -15 shyanne Apr. 3, 2012
      "yeah but they also kill people more than they save them!!!!!!!!!!!!"
  • +12 +39 -27 anonymous Oct. 11, 2011
    "what happens if there is an emergency in the middle of nowhere with noone around and you had a cell phone but what if you didn't, something bad would happen either to you or someone else so that's why it would be good to have a cellphone yes some people over use it but that's beside the point if we didn't have cellphones alot of people could get hurt and businesses would have harder lives and would have a meltdown and then where would we be with an economic crash and a broken country and that is why we are striving is because of communication and help from cellphones but only when their being used for good not bad and that is what i think of cellphones"
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  • +11 +30 -19 bob snider Jan. 21, 2013
    "um i think we should have cell phones to stay in touch with the your family that live someplace else.im 53 i have a cell phone, its really good because i can still talk to my 6 sons and my one girl,"
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  • +11 +29 -18 Andrew Apr. 3, 2012
    "I am pro because cellphones are really usefull in emergency situations. Also because the study found no increase in brain cancer from 1987 to 2005."
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  • +11 +33 -22 Alex Leland Mar. 28, 2012
    "Yes I feel like they are safe because people are saying there is not enough info to prove that they aren't, they need to find more info"
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  • +10 +26 -16 Anonymous May. 20, 2012
    "Most people do not realize that you are exposed to more radiation in the natural environment than from cellular devices. in your daily life, every person on this planet is bombarded with cosmic rays and radiation from objects such as black holes and stars. The reason *electronics* manufacturers, not only cell phone, had to reduce the amount of radiation their devices where outputting was because of people hearing one "expert" say that it was dangerous. there have been studies where mice have been held for their entire life as if they were been talking on a cell phone and no ill effects were found what so ever."
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  • +8 +49 -41 Justin Jun. 5, 2012
    "i think cell phones are perfectly fine. what do you think they're going to do, take over the world?!?!?!?!?!"
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    • +1 +1 0 fishtree May. 29, 2014
      "No, people think they will give you cancer."
  • +7 +11 -4 Larisagnia Oct. 16, 2015
    "I thought this was about social interactions through phones. Now do I realize people are more worried about inadequate research trying to link tumors and phones together.

    10/10 would agree with other people without studying the research yourself again."
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  • +7 +13 -6 Suyash Rawat Oct. 26, 2013
    "i support the motion as it is quiet evident that excessive use of cell phones are the only cause for concern whereas previous and relevant studies show that normal use of cell phones do not cause any harm to our body or mind in any way.
    moreover there are no alternatives to cell phones and therefore they can't be neglected or discarded from regular use and therefore it makes it an essential tool for day to day important and swift communications.
    lastly and most importantly there are protective measures that if considered and taken with proper care and caution would help us in the proper usage of such an efficient an useful tool for communication.
    in the end a small reminder that it has always been the case than any thing in excess is always a curse and causes harm but if used properly acts as a boon.... same is the case with cell phones.
    proud to propose..... :)"
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  • +7 +24 -17 kiki Sep. 24, 2012
    "it would help people communicate with each other around the world"
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  • +7 +16 -9 karissa holderbaum Jun. 6, 2012
    "what i think it is save because what if u get in an accident and u can get help if u don't have your pone u might not get help right away if don't have but the worst thing about cell phones is that if u text while driving u could get in a major accident"
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  • +7 +19 -12 Bill May. 1, 2012
    "Yes, cell phones are safe and should be used. Cell phones allow you to communicate from nearly anywhere in the world. The assertions that the radiation produced from cell phones and other wireless technologies will cause cancer is a huge misunderstanding; cancer is caused by DNA damage in cells caused by the ionizing radiation at the two far ends of the EM spectrum. The radiation passed by cell phones only generates heat- it can not penetrate your cells and damage your DNA. The physical heat caused by the Li-ion battery backs is more of a danger than the phones' microwave radiation.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Microwave
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Radiation"
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  • +7 +21 -14 Will E Apr. 3, 2012
    "cell phones are less than one percent of the cause of car crash accidents while adjusting the radio or cd player eatin talkin to drivers nd drinkin are more of the causes"
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  • +6 +12 -6 jdhhdf Nov. 10, 2015
    "yes cells phones are safe"
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  • +6 +8 -2 JoseTHS Feb. 27, 2015
    "People use cellphones to make communications with loved ones from afar. People use cellphones to research certain information. And people use the cellphones in situations that can be life threatening. But if there are people that keep on saying that cellphones are a threat due to radiation, just don't get a phone. And if people are saying that cellphones are dangerous, but they have one of their own, then that contradicts their reasoning on why cellphones are dangerous."
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  • +6 +14 -8 Fishtree Apr. 18, 2013
    "OMG I am so scared. I am going to use wired earpieces and put on my tinfoil hat whenever I see a banana. Don't you see everywhere- studies say that the sky is actually red, we are just all colorblind-or studies say that the world is hollow- or studies say that cell phones cause cancer. Don't believe everything you read. Also, there is the constant- standing on your head can increase your chance of getting cancer. Eating bananas can cause cancer. Thinking about things that could possibly cause cancer can cause cancer. Ugh."
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    • +2 +2 0 Josh Feb. 3, 2014
      "It's like when things say: "Such and Such thing is known to the state of California to cause Cancer and/or Birth Defects"
  • +6 +16 -10 Austin Dec. 10, 2012
    "Yes there is a safe way because if you put it on speaker you can keep it away from your head and won't get cancer"
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  • +6 +14 -8 my name is Lil Icy Nov. 30, 2012
    "it seems like they say everything causes cancer these days! i feel that cell phones are completely safe because they are so useful in emergency situations as well as in our everyday lives"
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  • +6 +26 -20 2 kool 4 skool Apr. 3, 2012
    "i am 4 cell fones u can get quick respons, use gps when lost, call 4 help, use alarm 4 skool or wrk, and use the timer 4 things."
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    • +3 +3 0 2kool4skool'sfriend Apr. 4, 2012
      "interesting viewpoints. u should totally use them in maybe a persuasive essay. lol ;-)"
  • +5 +8 -3 kyles(ths) Feb. 27, 2015
    "I believe that cell phones are completely SAFE, because ever since the first ever cell phone was made every one kept it close to their head even though it has radiation coming of it. Cell phones have the most minimalist amount of radiation, TV's, Laptop's, Microwave's and many other pieces of technology give off almost the same amount of radiation that a cell phone has. Cell Phones allow us to contact people that can live halfway across the world. That is why Cell Phones are 110% safe."
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  • +5 +9 -4 DestinyTHS Feb. 27, 2015
    "Cell phones save more lives than they could potentially take due to the radiation. The reason is because if you're in a situation where you need help, you can call someone. The radiation in cell phones would take years to potentially cause cancer, though studies haven't shown much proof that the cell phone's radiation really is the cause of cancer. I do believe they have some risks. Driving being the main risk, because people like to text & drive or talk on the phone while driving. However, I feel that cell phones are safe if used for the right things at the right time."
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  • +5 +10 -5 YOU IZ RIGHT Oct. 30, 2014
    "I don't think that cellphones are horrible at all because they help keep you in touch with friends and family who live farther away/"
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  • +5 +12 -7 Alexis May. 29, 2013
    "I'm pro because cell phones are non-ionizing where as MANY other things we are exposed to are ionizing radiation. A banana has more radiation than a cell phone. http://xkcd.com/radiation/ here is a link that shows daily activities where we are exposed to radiation. If people are harmed by driving and using the phone, that is the persons own fault and not the cell phone that is dangerous. We have all the evidence and campaigns trying to stop it, when matter of fact is, distractions like radio and (for me especially) friends in the car is a distraction. Their clearly is no science that backs up the statistics reports that link cell phone use to cancer. they are just theories and assumptions with probably many factors that weren't taken account of. The statistics werent even consistent. It seems ridiculous to me that people are assuming cell phones are so bad. No. Every one needs a cell phone in order to sustain a life in the community and it has saved millions of lives in 911 emergency call settings. (18 year old girl here)
    I mean if your skeptical fine wait it out see how the future turns out, but I really dont think cell phones are the cause of cancer."
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  • +5 +18 -13 Maktak Apr. 13, 2012
    "i believe that it is safe to have a cell phone because how else are you going to get a hold of someone.But it is not safe to talk and text on your phone while driving,if your going to talk on your cell phone while driving then pull off to the side of the road so others can still drive with out have to wait for you while you are on your phone slowing down traffic."
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  • +5 +22 -17 brandie Mar. 29, 2012
    "I am a pro because they are appropriate for anything that we need and they help people stay in touch if their long distance costs it doesn't cause cancer like the tv would and if anything i think that cell phones are the best form of communication."
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  • +4 +4 0 Camiose Apr. 11, 2016
    "Yes, student should use their phones at school We are preparing students for adult life; we should therefore allow them to use the tools that they will be using in their adult life. If we are preparing our students for life after school, we should allow them to use the tools they will be using when they get there. How many jobs can you think of right now where a smart phone is not beneficial? Mechanics order parts on their phone, engineers view blueprints, doctors calculate dosages, and grocers check inventory. The list is endless. By the time our students enter their professions, the need to utilize mobile technology will be even stronger. Not preparing our students for that world is negligent."
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  • +4 +6 -2 Mickayla THS Feb. 27, 2015
    "Cell phones are safe, how many times do you here about someone getting a brain tumor on the news. I feel like their would be many more causes of cell phones begin unsafe if this was really a problem. I mean look around do see how teens are glued to their phone constantly using it. Wouldn't you think they would have brain tumors or some kind of sickness or maybe on the news? You can't live your live worrying all the time, life is to short for that. If it really does cause some kind of problem within you then use your cell phone less, because their is no way round them."
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  • +4 +8 -4 Anonymous Feb. 9, 2015
    "I'm pro due to the fact that cell phones can save lives, be used for research, call family in a time of need/crisis, and ad many other things."
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  • +4 +8 -4 Morgan Nov. 11, 2014
    "Cell phones increase personal safety by providing an easy means of contacting others during an emergency. According to the Wireless Association (CTIA), more that 400,000 wireless 911 calls are made every day.According to an American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) poll, 56% of people over the age of 65 cite safety as a reason they have a cell phone."
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  • +4 +13 -9 Dametra Jan. 21, 2014
    "Yes, cell phones are safe. However, it actually depends on the way it is being used. Cell phones are safe because if you are in an emergency and your bill is not paid, you still have an advantage to call the police."
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  • +4 +19 -15 The real problem Apr. 13, 2012
    "everyone needs to grow up... people are talking about how a phone is going to control your life and how it has dominated our time and space. if you cant wait till your at home to text or talk to a friend or family member then its your fault ok? also you guys need to stop fighting about phones and start to learn some better spelling. i may not have good grammar or spelling but people these days are getting worse and worse. if your so worried about texting and driving wait till you get home to text ok? there are good and bad things about cell phones but people are making way to big of a deal about this. a cell phone could save your life if you get into a crash but it could also affect your driving. BUT it can only affect your driving if you allow it to. if you get a text or someone is calling you pull over or wait till your at your destination before you answer the phone."
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  • +4 +20 -16 Brittney Mar. 27, 2012
    "I believe that cell phones are safe. If you follow steps like using texting over talking, headsets, and bluetooth then you are already making sure that you are safe from your cell phone. I feel that just making these small changes make your cell phone safer to use and keeps what little risk there may be even smaller."
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  • +3 +4 -1 Olivia Picanso Jun. 2, 2016
    "I like pros they are cool."
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  • +3 +7 -4 Cherokee Thrailkill May. 11, 2015
    "Good learning tool for students. Cell phones give easy access to subjects that are needed to help them in school."
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  • +3 +15 -12 Fetiha Sep. 16, 2013
    "Cell phones are Not safe when they're used while driving..etc"
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  • +2 +3 -1 gvvyt Jan. 26, 2017
    ""In case of the electromagnetic radiation emitted by the mobile phones the scientific evidence is contradictory. In each area of investigation (epidemiology, human volunteers, animal studies, laboratory in vitro experiments and biophysical mechanisms) there are both positive and negative studies and by the sheer numbers, the negative studies outweigh the positive ones. This is commonly referred as the 'weight of the evidence' that is pointing out to the no-effect-conclusion because the outcome of the majority of published research studies is negative..."
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  • +2 +7 -5 JoseTHS Feb. 27, 2015
    "It was the usage of cellphones that has kept us alive this long. Cellphones have been used to communicate loved ones from afar, and it has been used to look up required information"
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  • +2 +17 -15 Eric Mar. 27, 2012
    "Based on all of the resources used to learn about cell phones and there safty, I think that they are safe when used correctly in moteration. There has been evidence that in some cases more tumors tend to occur in peolple on the side of the head they usually hold there cell phone when talking but if used in areas with proper signal with a low transmitting phone it can be safe. The use of head phones is also a great way to ensure your safety when using a cell phone."
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  • +1 +2 -1 Robn Dec. 6, 2016
    "How am I supposed to call 911 in emergencies, if I don't have a cell phone? What if my house is being robbed or if I'm about to die. We need cell phones for protection."
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  • +1 +2 -1 Susan Jun. 1, 2016
    "I think that in this time the cell phone is very necessary in our lives, it is a middle of communication that us allow know of our families, friends so is an tool of work also necessary, so the importance can be sure with of service that us receive and know that our health this a save, that not risk someone, the cell came to solve many of communication and it has become an indispensable means in our lives."
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  • +1 +2 -1 kyle May. 19, 2016
    "yes ithink phones should be allowed in school becuse you could do your home work faster"
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  • +1 +4 -3 Hermie May. 18, 2016
    "I never get a call anyway so i'm good...


    Why am I so lonely?"
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  • +1 +5 -4 Casey THS Feb. 27, 2015
    "I believe cell phones are safe. There hasn't been enough research done to properly test the safety of the RF. But being that every new technology has a big scare. I'm mostly talking about microwaves. When those became big people feared them thinking they would give them cancer. Still today microwaves won't give you cancer. As we advance we need more technology to fill our needs, and it just so happens that cell phones fill our needs very well."
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  • +1 +11 -10 Jack Lund Feb. 4, 2013
    "Yes Because what if the Kid Gets lost somewhere and the kid has to contact to finding where he/she is or contacting for Help."
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  • 0 0 0 Lele May. 24, 2017
    "Phones are safe at certain moments."
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  • 0 +2 -2 Ellie Feb. 16, 2017
    "ye because what if the teachers phone is not working and there is a emergency"
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  • 0 +1 -1 Anonymous Nov. 30, 2016
    "I believe that the world is becoming a tech world. We can't escape the future. Cell phones are not dangerous I don't understand why people are getting so worked up about this. When someone says something bad about cell phones someone else fixes the problem. People just need to chill"
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  • 0 +1 -1 Common Sense Nov. 23, 2016
    "US government agencies conclude there is no scientific evidence proving that cell phones cause cancer or other health problems. However... According to an OLD STUDY "Cell phones emit radiofrequency radiation, and that radiation has been shown to damage DNA and cause cancer in laboratory animals,". This has been proven wrong also. They put a mouse in front of a cellphone for basically its whole life and *Drum roll please* NOTHING HAPPENED! Everyone just needs to calm down about the whole "cellphones cause cancer" claim. One theroy came out and suddenly everyone was freaking out saying that cellphones aren't safe. Don't worry my fellow iPhone users. This is not true.

    -Common sense"
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  • 0 +1 -1 ThatchMONSTER Nov. 11, 2016
    "I think that all the CON arguments are defending them selves, and not going against the other team. That is one of the reasons I go for the PRO. They are also FAKE. I looked it up."
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  • 0 +1 -1 Joe Oct. 29, 2016
    "The radiation from cellphones can not injure our brains because it's one kind of low-frequent radiation. Now,the problem we have to face is what do we use them intelligently and avoid being control by the machine."
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  • 0 +2 -2 Paisley Murphy Mar. 4, 2016
    "I am pro and con because you do need cell phones for emergency sutuations but also it does emite a radioferquency that does harm your health"
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  • 0 +2 -2 Brooklyn Jan. 13, 2016
    "I think yes cell phones are safe because if your child is at sports and they get done early or late they can call or text you when there done early or late.."
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  • 0 +5 -5 chris Mar. 18, 2015
    "How often do people now days talk on their cell phones? I know teens don't, and even if they do, it if very brief."
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  • 0 +5 -5 Samy THS Feb. 27, 2015
    "Yes they are safe in some ways only if you use it wisely for example don't put it on your ear for too long when your talking on the phone just put it on speaker don't use your phone a lot not all the time."
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  • 0 +6 -6 AnyaTHS Feb. 27, 2015
    "I have never heard of any illnesses caused by cell phones, so I do believe they are safe. They make our lives easier for communication, research, entertainment and many more. Research has shown that it may cause breast and brain cancer and lost of sperm count, but I have never heard of it to be true so again I do believe cell phones are safe."
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  • 0 +13 -13 Mcbub May. 7, 2012
    ""OK since no one is going to say it I'm going to. There is no way a non living object is bad. Its people fault to what happens to them self. No one pulls a gun to YOUR head to buy a phone and use it as much as YOU WANT TO. @Josh sorry to say but if cant spell a certain word that's your fault. Lay off all the games and TV pick up a book and drop your cell. Its finally time everybody learns how to take responsible for them self. STOP BLAMING EVERYBODY AND EVERYTHING ELSE.""
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  • 0 +19 -19 Vinathi Feb. 3, 2012
    "Phones have way more pros than cons. They are revolutionary. Being able to talk to to your mom in another state when you are on the go is huge. If we can make this kind of science why not use it?"
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  • -1 +4 -5 SeanTHS Feb. 27, 2015
    "It's not that I don't believe in the threat of cancer, but the only thing making it dangerous is the usage of it. If people were really concerned, you wouldn't be seeing as many cell phone users. It begins with choice."
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  • -1 +5 -6 SteveTHS Feb. 27, 2015
    "Cell phones can be safe if you are responsible with them."
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  • -1 +4 -5 Sarranitti Jan. 6, 2015
    "phones help people communicate in just a short time."
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  • -1 +4 -5 jazmin castineyra Dec. 16, 2014
    "cell phone have no real danger you want to say that phones cause cancer when we have cigarettes out there that have proven to cause cancer and yet you people still smoke knowing the risk they have on you.phones have not been proven to cause any type of sickness at all."
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  • -1 +6 -7 A Oct. 3, 2014
    "I believe that cell phones are safe because if they were not safe then majority of our society would have cancer. Cell phones are popular and used daily in our society,cancer would be off the charts if opposed to be true."
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  • -1 +8 -9 Sue Sep. 28, 2013
    "I love the technology and could not live my life without it. Having said that, I am aware that there are some risks associated with long "term exposure" to which we are not fully aware of .....and for this reason I am cautious of children being exposed to wireless devices. Some countries in Europe has taken a due diligence approach and not allowing wifi in schools until all studies are done. It will be a long 20ish yr before we get to see the effects (like tobacco and asbestos) .... in the meantime I just power off all devices when not in use and at bedtime and limit the expose to children. Cheers to Techology!!! Got to love it.!!"
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  • -1 +8 -9 Braiden f Jan. 21, 2013
    "I think that cell phones or phones are fine if you dont go on it all the time and just a little bit like for emergencies or every onece and a bit but later in life some one smart like me is going to invent some thing that will stop the radiation or make some thing so you could talk telepathy ."
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  • -1 +7 -8 Braydon Jan. 21, 2013
    "I am Pro because call phones saves lives like if you brok you leg and you can walk you need to call 911 and if there was no callphones you wood not get help and you will die there unles you get lukey."
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  • -1 +14 -15 Nuria ibrahim Sep. 27, 2012
    "I think that cell phones is used because ah... if like for example your house is on fire what will you use. i know that you could tell a Nighbor but what if they don't have cell phone. cell phone is an emergency."
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  • -1 +14 -15 Zandra Apr. 18, 2012
    "I think that they are great because they can help you out when needed. IF you are stranded, or lost most cellular devices today have a navagation on them and can be used to locate you when you are lost or out of gas and need the nearest location. also if you are stranded and need help you can call and in this day and time yuo dont need to be out and bout wondering to the wrong house any time of day or night. Its not safe like it ise to be."
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  • -1 +29 -30 jonathan Feb. 3, 2012
    "I'm pro because i'm a teen who likes to text"
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    • +1 +3 -2 shyanne Apr. 3, 2012
      "yeah ok i love to text to but do u ever think about wat u could do to others that r driving around u just bc u took ur eyes off the road for a second just to send a text that could have waited!!!!!!!!!! u really have to put thought in to it!!!!"
  • -2 +1 -3 chad gardner Jan. 15, 2016
    "i think that sell phones are safe because you could you could use at when there is an emergency"
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  • -2 +4 -6 u wrong son Jan. 12, 2016
    "Ionizing radiation, including x-rays and ultraviolet light, produces molecules called ions that have either too many or too few electrons. Ions are known to damage DNA and cause cancer. Cell phone radiation, like radio, TV, and visible light radiation, is non-ionizing and lacks sufficient energy to add or remove electrons from molecules, and therefore it cannot ionize and cause cancer."
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  • -2 +3 -5 TylerTHS Feb. 27, 2015
    "Cell phones are one of the best things ever invented. sure there are flaws but nothing is perfect!! Cellphones are safe because they save more lives and there is no record of phones killing someone. Cell phones don`t increase the rate of cancer there is nothing that says that "this person got cancer because of the phone", or "this person has a tumor because of a phone". Cell phones do not cause or increase the cancer rate because the rate of cancer in people hasn`t changed."
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  • -2 +3 -5 SteveTHS Feb. 27, 2015
    "I believe cell phones can and can't be safe. Having a cell phone is a freedom. With freedom comes responsibility. If you have a cell phone you should use it wisely and be responsible. If people used cell phones wisely then we wouldn't be having this argument. It all comes down to the humans and what they do. So yes cell phones are safe we just need humans to use them safely."
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  • -2 +4 -6 Roshanna T.H.S Feb. 27, 2015
    "I feel that everything in life has a danger to it.It is how you go about it that prevents tragedies. So its the way you use the cell phone that may cause harm to you. For example some studies state that cell phones can cause a brain tumor when putting the phone to your ear. You have the option to use speaker phone. There is always a big deal about high radiation,which I truly understand,but different phones have different amounts of radiation,you are the person choosing to effect yourself if you know the amount of radiation and by one of the highest. Realize that it's all in your hands,find techniques in the best way you can to prevent such harm. There is as well so many controversial studies."
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  • -2 +4 -6 NateTHS Feb. 27, 2015
    "Cell phones are dangerous because you can and will create brain cancer 30-40 years from now in children ans young adults."
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  • -2 +6 -8 gijs bert van kevkit Jan. 6, 2015
    "Students should definitely be able to use their phones during class. A phone is a great device. It can used for many educational things like research, projects, calculators, and even putting in important dates when a homework assignment or a project is due. You can also use a phone to call or text your parents if maybe you forgot your lunch at home, need lunch money so you can eat at school, or to let them know that you have tutorials after school that day. There are many things that phones are useful for."
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  • -2 +6 -8 joe mum May. 6, 2014
    "I think cell phones are safe bc selfie game too strong."
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  • -2 +14 -16 Miranda Crabtree Feb. 6, 2012
    "im for cellphones because you can call someone if there is an emergency. And you can text people to see where they are at in case you lose them at a place or something."
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  • -3 0 -3 Mazy L. Feb. 23, 2017
    "yes because of emergency"
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  • -3 +5 -8 uncleelroy Apr. 9, 2014
    "You cannot get a brain tumor from cellphones."
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  • -4 +7 -11 jdog anderson Feb. 10, 2014
    "becuse cellphones are boss"
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  • -4 +13 -17 Jacob Jan. 25, 2013
    "I'm pro cancer, sooooo."
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  • -4 +10 -14 shawny Apr. 25, 2012
    "I think cell phones are very helpful to not only people in general but our whole world as a growing society we must have the rights to communicate in " out of distance talk". so there for stating that cell phones are helpful and safe"
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  • -4 +16 -20 Taylor Feb. 6, 2012
    "I'm with this because you can keep in touch with your family easier and that's pretty much it"
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  • -5 +8 -13 Cardmaster Nov. 3, 2013
    "I am a pro because cellphones have the ability to be dangerous, but if used correctly they can be as safe as anything else."
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  • -9 +13 -22 BMS Jan. 5, 2012
    "im a pro because even though they CAN CAUSE cancer they are good for kids who walk to school in case of emergency"
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  • -11 +15 -26 spy Nov. 16, 2011
    "im pro cause u need them in times of need. I don't understand why some ppl think to blame cell phones."
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  • -16 +14 -30 anonymous Oct. 11, 2011
    "everybody really needs to start using cellphones for good use not for stupid stuff like pointless text and random calling it's not good for out generation"
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  • -26 +35 -61 Kaitlyn Prather May. 13, 2011
    "Cell phones are safe or they wouldn't have made them. and besides childeren and teens wouldn't have them also. I am 13 and I have a cell phone, there is nothing wrong with them."
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    • +7 +8 -1 Buenaventura Durruti Jun. 1, 2011
      "Kaitlyn, one of the most important lessons you can learn in life is that just because something is legal and available does not mean that it is safe. You cannot ever put blind faith in the government to protect you. The system is interested in protecting its profits first and always. People and their health and safety always comes second, if at all. not you.

      Please be careful."
    • +5 +8 -3 Anonymous May. 16, 2011
      "They made cigarettes and those aren't safe. Children and teens have BB guns and those aren't safe."
    • +4 +7 -3 Madi May. 16, 2011
      "Just because your 13 and have a phone doesn't mean that you still can't get cancer, sure phones are great with the 3g or 4g and how you can now get on the internet, but phones just be able to call each other, teens are too focused on texting while they learn social skills during communication."
    • 0 0 0 xavier May. 16, 2017
      "phone are not safe They can cause so many health problems. There is also bad stuff on the internet"
  • -30 +19 -49 Raine Sep. 23, 2011
    "I am pro because yes they cause cancer but they are still very helpful."
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    • 0 +2 -2 Holly Sep. 27, 2011
      "If you look at the data that do not definetly cause cancer. Have you heard of one definite case that someone has recieved cancer from cell phone usage."

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  • +7 +25 -18 Marne Sep. 4, 2015
    "For 15 years I have been following the research and the politics on this issue. There is no doubt that the low-level radiation from cell phones affects human and animal tissue. What the long-term effects are, and who might be more sensitive to those signals, is not certain. However, there are so many yellow flags out there in the actual research (not the research paraded before the media after being heavily massaged by interested parties), that it is difficult for an investigating, thinking person to ignore the possibility that it may be harmful over the long-term. There are several indicators that there may already be harm caused to some."
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  • +6 +33 -27 andres Oct. 3, 2014
    "Cellphone use while driving is unsafe and makes accidents more likely to happen because people who use their cellphones create a distraction and is as impaired as a drunk driver with a BAC level of 0.08%"
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    • 0 0 0 Arthur A. Rose Mar. 28, 2017
      "The concern at hand is radiation, not drunk driving. This comment provides distraction to the real situation at hand. If you would like to converse and argue about drunk driving, find an article relating to that topic. You are correct that drunk driving is bad, but this is not the article to be complaining about it on."
    • 0 0 0 -_- Mar. 28, 2017
      "Uhhh... this is about radiation not cars... -_-"
  • +4 +37 -33 BrendenTHS Feb. 27, 2015
    "To answer your question Are Cell Phones Safe? no, they are not safe. Cell phones use radio frequencies that are regulated by the FCC and can basically fry your brain. The radiation emitted by cell phones can cause many ailments such as tumors, testicular, breast, and brain cancer from putting your phone in different spots to keep your phone safe. As newer phones come out the amount of radiation emitted by the phones increases and the speed of developing cancers and tumors increases."
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    • +4 +6 -2 Larisagnia Oct. 16, 2015
      "Are you here just to argue or to find the truth? Your quote, "As newer phones come out the amount of radiation emitted by the phones increases and the speed of developing cancers and tumors increases", is a fallacy. Can you see the future? How do you know that as newer phones come out, they will ALWAYS, and surely by your quote, have even more radiation. This is a fallacy and not needed here. If your here to argue, get out. If your hear to find an answer to this problem, then by all means lets discuss about it. But don't argue just to argue. If you don't get my point tell me."
  • +4 +32 -28 FrankTHS Feb. 27, 2015
    "phones are not safe. They give out radiation that is not safe. Why would you want to develop a tumor in your brain. They are such a large part of our daily life no one really cares about the possible effects they could have on you. In the phone manual they say that you should keep the phone out of your pocket and a certain distance from your body when you use it."
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    • +1 +1 0 Common Sense Nov. 22, 2016
      "Phones do not, I repeat, DO NOT cause cancer/tumors! Studies show that you need to be exposed for 200 hour straight or any effects to take place. Any less means no effects at all.

      -Common Sense"
    • -1 +1 -2 harambe Nov. 2, 2016
      "i seriously doubt anyone cares :|"
  • +2 +21 -19 Thats so sPicy XD Oct. 5, 2014
    "Cell phones are pretty bad but they can also help you. But the fact they cost a lot of money not every one can afford cell phones that could potentially save there life."
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    • 0 +1 -1 baxter Dec. 2, 2015
      "only smart phones cost a lot of money"
  • +2 +26 -24 jeffrey Nov. 26, 2013
    "Road accidents have been on the rise ever since people discovered they can talk or text on the phone as they drive or walk. This has been a serious road safety issue and measures have already been taken in most states banning the use of cell phone while driving. There are no such rules, however, for pedestrians."
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  • +1 +1 0 Sarah Apr. 25, 2017
    "NO!!! The cell phone raditation is not safe because it can cause mental damage in the future and also problems NOW."
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  • 0 0 0 William J. Bruno PhD Apr. 25, 2017
    "The 'yes they are safe' camp is still using the single photon argument, even though elsewhere they admit that the photon density is high and you have to look at these fields classically, not as single isolated photons. In fact we know cellphone signals can cause chemical bonds to break, because when the call comes in, the phone uses the battery to ring, releasing energy by rearranging chemical bonds."
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  • 0 +16 -16 Andrea May. 27, 2014
    "When I use a cell phone, my ear and cheek feels like it is hot.It immediately cools down a few minutes later after hanging up. I limit my cell phone use to about 30 minutes a day and that is when there are no land lines around.And I still do not feel comfortable using one."
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    • -2 0 -2 Marne Sep. 4, 2015
      "You are wise to limit your cell phone calls. In some studies, completed when minutes were more expensive, considered someone using a cell phone 30 min/day to indicate a "heavy user". And some health effects were seen from that amount of time used. You might want to invest in a wired headset to lessen your exposure dramatically."
  • 0 +37 -37 Crystal Sep. 28, 2013
    "Given that, as of Dec. 2012, billion wireless industry is a $185 billion industry (according to ProCon.org), it is very likely that there will continue to be many, many "official" reports that cell phones are safe. This should be considered by anyone who wants to just blindly believe that all the products a multi-billion dollar industry is profitting from, are safe. If you don't think these industries have the power to influence authority, you are blind. Learn how the lobbying forces in D.C. operate.. corporations are always working to shape laws and policies in their favor & they don't stop with legislation... they infiltrate the FDA, the CDC, the FCC etc... There has been concern over cell phone use since their inception, and it did not just come out of nowhere. Take caution when using your cell phone & question everything."
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  • -1 0 -1 The boss Apr. 12, 2017
    "No it caused 1000 deaths a year"
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  • -1 +15 -16 Brooks THS Feb. 27, 2015
    "no they are bad for everyone we are just cooking ourselves which is horrible we are supposed to be an evolved species why are we acting so dumb now? If the world continues like this the age of man will fall in no time because of us we are to blame for killing ourselves."
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  • -2 0 -2 Elabeh Apr. 3, 2017
    ""using cell phones is like killing yourself a knife,No advantage according to our health,No doubt that phones have vast hazards and come marketplace without safety testing"biomedical testing."
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  • -2 +1 -3 Jeremy S. Feb. 27, 2017
    "No cell phone radiation is NOT safe because the radiation causes dry eye,blindness,blurry vision."
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  • -2 +14 -16 LatrellTHS Feb. 27, 2015
    "I don't believe cell phones are safe. I've recently been told that keeping your phone near your head to much you would contract a brain tumor. Also looking at your cell phone too much you would become blind. This s very dangerous for people. Knowing this people still use them. I'm a kid and I will still use my phone but I will decrease the time I use it. Cell Phones are a real distraction in this time period. Instead of texting , go see that person face to face. There is no actual time spent with people."
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    • 0 +1 -1 Ace of Epic Mar. 17, 2015
      "Well by that logic I'd be blind and have a tumor right about now.

      I prefer texting, as there are friends I have who live in other states/countries."
  • -2 +9 -11 xyphreonths Feb. 27, 2015
    "cell phones are way too dangerous for people to carry. did you know that your phone gives off the same radiation that you microwave does. yes the same microwave that cooks your food how is that safe. so it is cooking your brain brain i am in high school so if i continue to use my phone as much as i do now i will start to develop a brain tumor and that is for all people it only takes 20 to 30 years to develop there is no escaping it it is guarenteed. and that is scary just 200 hundred hours of phone usage is dangerous. 1.6 is the level when the radiation starts to get bad the iphone 6 plus is exactly 1.6 so it will be a lot faster for it to be bad. and the iphone 6 is 1.59 how is that safe. and the phone companies dont tell you because they want you to keep buying their products there are so many things wrong with cell phones"
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    • 0 0 0 Common Sense Nov. 22, 2016
      "Studies show that the whole "phones cause cancer" thing is false. Sorry!"
  • -2 +11 -13 KaylaTHS Feb. 27, 2015
    "Cell phones are a health risk to us all. Cell phones contribute to the large amounts of radiation today and by cellphones releasing this radiation it can cause many illnesses. This includes breast cancer, brain cancer, Tumors and can even cause you to go blind. If on for phone for more then 200 hours, which is most of the people who have one, you will most likely have a tumor by the time you in your 20-30."
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  • -2 +18 -20 Manuel THS Feb. 27, 2015
    "I feel they are not safe, but we're probably using them wrong. TV's and Tablets have the same technology and seem like they are just as dangerous, I feel they are dangerous but we could probably use them better to decrease our risk of diseases such as cancer. We rely on our phones nowadays for most everyday life, if you keep it to your face the whole day you're bound for something to go wrong."
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    • -1 0 -1 Marne Sep. 4, 2015
      "Hi Manuel,
      You are right that we could use cell phones in a safer way. Recognizing that they emit a kind of radiation, and that this radiation's intensity falls off quickly with distance, suggests that we should not put it up to our ears directly, or keep it turned on in a pocket. Today's smart phones have about 10 antennas for the various tasks they perform, and each radiates."
  • -2 +13 -15 Sarranitti Jan. 6, 2015
    "Phones can make the day fly by is it a good thing or not well most teen,kids, and adults loose their day"
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  • -2 +19 -21 Tori Oct. 3, 2014
    "I agree with the con side becuase it is a health risk. Such as brian tumors and disrupting pacemakers. That is a very dangerous thing if you or a family or a friend. Also, it gives off a radition which is also dangerous if you get to much."
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    • +1 +1 0 mattser 77 Nov. 4, 2014
      "It's true,but the only problem is that they have been able to stop or cure cancer patients better and better and right now there able to curen 80% of cancer patients."
  • -3 +5 -8 marilyn colby Jun. 1, 2016
    "where are the new studies... why such old ones???"
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    • +1 +1 0 Common Sense Nov. 22, 2016
      "New studies show that phones don't cause cancer... BAM!!!"
  • -3 +10 -13 CiarraTHS Feb. 27, 2015
    "I do think cell phones are a con because using your phone for 200 hours, a tumor will start forming they take 20-30 years to actually form fully. But also, scientist have proven that radiation gets bad at 1.6 and as technology advances the radiation given off from the phone gets higher and higher. For example the iPhone 6 plus the radiation given off from that phone is 1.6 so imagine in 3 years how high the radiation will be."
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    • 0 0 0 Common Sense Nov. 22, 2016
      "Who uses their phone for 200 hours straight?!"
  • -3 +9 -12 Tim THS Feb. 27, 2015
    "I do not think cell phones are safe because all the diseases and cancer that you can get from them just being in your pocket. You cane get brain tumors, loss of sperm, and there's a couple more I can't remember. Honestly I'm now afraid of cell phone."
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  • -4 0 -4 killer Mar. 16, 2017
    "If schools have cell phones they might cheat"
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  • -4 +18 -22 mattser 77 Nov. 4, 2014
    "Radiation every one would of died by now but if its causing cancer and we can stop it then i guess it's ok but id k."
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  • -4 +9 -13 Ryan Oct. 3, 2014
    "Everybody says that cell phones are safe but It's really not safe because all the radioactive signals coming out of your cell phone going into your ear can mess up your hearing or give you cancer in the future. This is bad for people however people still use them anyway."
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  • -4 +13 -17 Naara Oct. 3, 2014
    "Cellphones are not safe because it can cause health problems. People who talk on their phones the whole day can develop brain tumor, due to the radiation of watts energy of a phone."
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  • -4 +12 -16 uncleelroy Apr. 9, 2014
    "if you are constantly using your cellphone everyday, then the radioactive signals from your cellular device will eventually catch up with you."
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    • -1 0 -1 emily f age 12 Jan. 30, 2015
      "oh PA-LEESE! I know YOU at least use a phone everyday."
  • -4 +29 -33 anon Apr. 5, 2013
    "people have become stupider with a cell phone on their hands, they cant even to a math problem on their head, they have to stick out their cell phone and yes im a 18 year old girl i think like that about a cellphones, bye"
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    • +7 +7 0 matt Apr. 22, 2013
      "stupider? you must mean "more stupid" I can certainly see what NOT having a cell phone has done to you
      only part I agree with is teenagers should NOT have a phone"
    • +2 +3 -1 What? May. 1, 2014
      "Thats not true, i have mostly educational games and it helps me a lot with math."
    • +2 +3 -1 Alexis May. 29, 2013
      "All your typ-o's made this harder to understand, but I get your concern, although it has nothing to do with a cell phone being safe or not (physically). I do have a friend who is 16 doing 8th grade math because she always cheated with a calculator but that is her own fault."
  • -4 +28 -32 shyanne lindsey Apr. 3, 2012
    "cell phones should not be used while people are driving beacuse it causes alot of disstraction when you should have both of your eyes on the road at all times!! i have never once let someone that is driving me text because i have had a lot of friends that have crashed and got hurt and i have also lost a reall good friend of ine because he was texting and dident know thar their was a sharp turn coming up and he passed away t 17!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! texting and driving is a very big thing that people all over the world are atlking about so do yourself and others a favor and dont text and drive no matter how good you may drive!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"
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    • +1 +3 -2 Chemeng Mar. 14, 2013
      "everyone uses their phone in the car you probably do the same too, once in a while."
  • -5 0 -5 Susan Jun. 1, 2016
    "I think that technology go to change our lives and must be conscious of the change it means because there must be a consequence, The cell phone it is a middle of communication very necessary in this time, I think that the owners of the cellular companies must be aware of the risk of your product and find the solution to this problem, I think that this problem have solution because more and more peoples us used cell phones, I know that the technology change day to day so find a solution it is not difficult."
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  • -5 0 -5 Andrea May. 4, 2016
    "By Andrea
    Cellphones are not safe. They are a possible cause of brain tumors, cell phones give off a radiation that is harmful, and young children get exposed and it's more harmful to them. The American Cancer Society say that it causes possible brain tumors. The cells give off microwave radiation. This hits the brain cells and may cause over much time the regular cells to turn over to cancer cells. According to Dr. Kieth L. Black the younger children have thinner skulls so they are more prone to having the exposure harm them."
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  • -5 0 -5 Lilly star Apr. 25, 2016
    "You die because of being on a cell phone while driving you miss stuff you are suppose to see.Take the movie the blind side for example Michael and sj got in an accident because the were not paying attention to the road,and they hit a truck.Then tjw commercial of the girl who is in the car with her friend she gets a text abd starts replying and missed the stop sign and died.Who knows what happened to her friends but she died for sure So take my advice and don't text and drive don't even face time because your life might end talking to that person."
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  • -5 +1 -6 Damian young Mar. 9, 2016
    "i think phone are bad because in class people can find the answer"
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  • -5 +11 -16 KyleTHS Feb. 27, 2015
    "cell phones are not safe. they emit too much radiation for the human body. We take a risk every day of eventually of developing some type of cancer or may even take a risk of not being able to have children. As technology advances its just going to worse until eventually it get to a point where there's a definite chance that we're going to develope a type of disease. i admit i use a cellphone everyday but at my OWN risk knowing the consequences."
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  • -5 +10 -15 CharlezTHS Feb. 27, 2015
    "Although, I agree with both sides, there a bit more cons to cell phones than pros. For example, cell phones give of radiation which leads to cancer. They are also used while operating machinery which isn't safe for you or anyone else around."
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    • +1 +1 0 Marne Sep. 4, 2015
      "Yes, studies show that cell phone signals can influence the activity of the cell, and some of these influences can lead to free radical formation and potentially (tho not yet for sure) to cancer and other conditions."
  • -6 0 -6 Yindle Aug. 11, 2016
    "I am kind of a pro and con but I am putting this down as con. I think that if you want to look something up you can use your phone, but too much phone use can give you cancer, so I think you can use phones but just not too much of them."
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  • -6 +11 -17 Dawn Mar. 17, 2015
    "even though phones are useful for everyday life they can be dangerous too. They can put you in life or death situations like if your walking across a cross walk and your on your phone a car mite hit you cause you or the diver are not paying attention to whats happening. Other situations are texting and driving, talking on the phone while driving, getting a random text from some random person, someone hacking into you social media, people stealing your identity just by them asking and you telling them all your identity, and social media in general can be a problem too. so when ever you are using your phone be carful of what you say or tell people and when your out side watch were your going at all times."
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  • -6 +7 -13 DanielTHS Feb. 27, 2015
    "Phones are bad because they have strong radiation and could give you brain tumors. It can also lower your sperm count so in the future you could not have kids"
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    • +1 +1 0 Hahaha Nov. 21, 2016
      "@DanielTHS Is that personal experience?"
  • -6 +9 -15 JasonTHS Feb. 27, 2015
    "No, I do not think cell phones are safe. This is because of the radiation that comes off of the phone, yes people say that they ''save lives everyday'' but in my opinion I think they are killing more people than saving lives. If a person has about 200 hours of talking on the phone that means a brain tumor is already developing."
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  • -6 +7 -13 AJ Lamb Apr. 8, 2014
    "I say no because cell phones have radiation in the batteries. Also when a cell phone batterie gets to hot it can melt through skin."
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  • -6 +7 -13 m Feb. 27, 2014
    "Someone I know passed away from a cancerous brain tumor and the doctor told me that it was most likely from putting his cell phone to his ear. The radio frequency from cell phones is dangerous over time! There should be warning labels on phones."
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  • -6 +9 -15 Kaylee Jan. 14, 2014
    "They can be safe but they really are not. What if some creeper tracks your phone number and your kid had a cell phone and they found there address and took her/him!"
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  • -6 +11 -17 Choose life Sep. 27, 2013
    "The case that they are unsafe for reasons of distracting the user from tasks at hand has been made over and over again. ProCon, however, is asking us to consider whether the signals they emit present a health hazard. The opinions that they are safe because people enjoy using them, because they help us keep in touch, because they save lives or because they support cool apps have all been offered on the PRO side. Maybe the PRO side should consider that the typical cell covers ten square miles. That means that the signal generator called a cellphone produces signals powerful enough to travel at least 1.73 miles in any direction, and one of those directions is the one in which your brain lies. Your reproductive organs also lie along one of those directions. Don't let "They're safe because I'm a teen who enjoys them and I'm gonna live forever" serve as a rational argument for deciding they are safe. I misplaced mine six days ago and am doing just fine without it."
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    • 0 0 0 Common Sense Nov. 22, 2016
      "Dear Choose Life,
      Studies show that if you are exposed to cell phones for 200 hours straight, tumors start to grow. As this may be true (it was an old study), you NEED to be exposed for 200 HOURS STRAIGHT. If not the effects did no damage on the brain or the person. It's because of this and many other reasons that I personally am a Pro. As for you losing your phone? I am truly sorry my friend.

      -Common Sense"
  • -7 +4 -11 alex kline Dec. 8, 2015
    "what if you are trapped somewhere like underground? wouldn't you call someone if you had a phone to save your life or, at least try."
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    • +1 +1 0 5 Bar Sally Nov. 21, 2016
      "@alexkline Have fun with 0 bars lol."
  • -7 +11 -18 squid Mar. 23, 2015
    "they are dangerous"
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  • -7 +10 -17 Chania (THS) Feb. 27, 2015
    "Cell phones are not safe. A lot of health problems can hapen to you while using your cell phone. You can get brain cancer or a brain tumor. When your using your phone for 50 minutes, the radiation is heating up your brain like heating food from the microwave. If you use your phone for 200 hours, you are now creating a brain tumor in your brain. Brain cancer takes 20-30 years to develop in your brain. You won't found out that you have brain cancer until you are in your mid twenty's to 30 years old. You can also become blind from using your phone day and night. This 26 year old guy got retinal detachment which pulls away the supportive tissues. You usually get retinal detachment when your 50-70 years old."
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  • -7 +4 -11 xyphreonths Feb. 26, 2015
    "cellphones are way too dangerous for people to carry around they give off the same radiation form a microwave witch also can cause brain tumors and many many other problems"
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  • -7 +8 -15 Denn Dec. 14, 2014
    "Cellphones are used in the roads and kills many people. Have you ever heard of Don't Text While Driving?"
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    • -1 0 -1 Dalton Jan. 6, 2015
      "Cell phones have been around for a long time and are very much needed, just beccause some people die from texting while driving changes nothing, thats their fault"
  • -7 +11 -18 Lorry Nov. 4, 2014
    "My husband has used a cell phone, heavily, for over 15 yrs. and now has 5 tumors; they are visible to the naked eye... He does not drink alcohol, smoke, take hard drugs or drink coffee. We live in a RF Saturated environment where levels of RF measure in the .0005 - 8,900 mW/m2. Smart Meters, Wi-Fi, Wi-MAX, Cell Towers, IPads, IPhones, Cell Phones, Blue Tooth, Cordless Phones, Wireless Baby Monitors ALL transmit RF Radiation into the environment. In 2009, a Smart Meter was attached to our home; approximately 19 months later, I began having noticeable, chronic health effects, as well as my 4 children. Symptoms include: nausea, insomnia, heart palpitations, frequent urination, severe migraine headaches, chronic fatigue, bloody noses, vertigo, diminishing vision, ear pain, flu-like symptoms, brain burn, needle-like deep pain in one's brain, thyroid disruption, short term memory loss, neurological problems/speech disruption, tachycardia and more. Our family, as a whole, believes the truth regarding the safety of cell phone usage is highly suppressed, as well as the accumulative and latent factors which are key when studying a topic like radiation and public health risks."
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  • -8 +6 -14 swagga Apr. 16, 2015
    "Phones are horrible hackers are very good these days."
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  • -8 +8 -16 Erica Feb. 25, 2014
    "cell phones are not safe"
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  • -8 +7 -15 lexie gibbs Nov. 13, 2013
    "con because it can give you glioma that is a type of brain tumer"
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  • -8 +8 -16 Anahi Jan. 9, 2013
    "No,because it can cause accidents.in my state there are too many car accidents"
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    • +1 +1 0 Zakta Jan. 22, 2013
      "They help you in emergncys"
  • -8 +11 -19 Jeremy May. 3, 2012
    "The excess use of cell phones has grown exponentially, and its effects are quite noticeable especially among the youth. Many teens build a comfort zone surrounding text messages, Facebook posts, and other media-based interactions, hindering their abilities for holding a competent social interaction face to face."
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    • +1 +1 0 Kacey May. 29, 2013
      "That is just besides the point though. You can't say that social networking makes kids introverted. The point of this is whether or not cell phones are safe to use."
  • -8 +10 -18 Bryce Apr. 3, 2012
    "I'm a con because I believe that cell phone use is unsafe to everyone. they are unsafe when you are driving and even when you are just talking on the phone. They are expecially unsafe when you have a brain problem because it can cause tumors and can cause cancer"
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    • 0 0 0 fishtree May. 29, 2014
      "Are you just parroting, or do you have an actual argument? WHY do they cause cancer. a tumor is a cancer, just so you know."
  • -8 +10 -18 Alex T Mar. 27, 2012
    "I believe that cell phones are unsafe because cellphone users that have been using cellphones for over 10 years are at an increased risk for brain tumors and cancer. Research also showed that tumors appeared on the same side of the head where the cellphones were being held. It has also been said that cells phones being used in rural areas give off more radiation, which exposes the user to more radiation."
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    • +1 +1 0 Marne Sep. 4, 2015
      "You have done some reading on this. The WHO's International Agency for Research on Cancer was also concerned about some of the thing you point out. I think there is a PR campaign that is trying to make your comment and several others look bad. Many of the comments on the other column are not factual, but rather the result of a cynical campaign by parties with a financial stake in cell phones doing well in the market."
  • -8 +11 -19 sarah Mar. 27, 2012
    "I believe that cellphones are dangerous from the studies that's been through the radiation affecting your brain to you growing tumor that is a scary thing and to know that cellphones do that people should take it more seriously because if you us a cellphone 10 or more years you could be at risk as well."
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    • +1 +1 0 Fishtree Apr. 18, 2013
      "Cell phones don't do that. Remember, bananas are radioactive. Monkeys don't get a huge amount of cancer."
  • -8 +10 -18 Adrien Mar. 26, 2012
    "I believe cell phones arent safe based on studies shown and videos. Studies shown state that there has been a significant increase in tumors specifically on the side that the person mostly uses the phone on. Also phone users for more then 10 + years are more likely to be effected. Lastly, if radiation in cell phones was not an issue then why would phone companies be forced to put the radiation level that particular phone gives off?"
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    • +1 +1 0 Julie Mar. 28, 2012
      "I agree Adrien. We have a right to know the preventative ways to use a cell phone so we have less chance of getting cancer. I think more people would be willing to text or get a head set."
  • -8 +16 -24 Park Shin Young Oct. 31, 2011
    "Today, life without cell phones is hard to imagine. Recently, since appearance of smart phone, the use of cell phone increase more and more. This already have dominated our time and space. This resulted in more severe cell phone addiction. But many people don't know that. Especially, cell phone addiction among teenagers is serious. They habitually look at their cell phone and don't concentrate on their work. They play even a cell phone game all night. Like this, many people use cell phone for a long time. This bring about some harm on their healthy, Finally, we shouldn't ignore the risk of radiation from cell phone. We must not be enslaved by cell phone."
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  • -8 +13 -21 Marissa Oct. 31, 2011
    "Recently, since appearance of smart phone, the use of cell phone increase more and more. this already have dominated our time and space. this resulted in more severe cell phone addict. These people habitually look at their cell phone and don't concentrate on their work. Especially, this strong attachment of mobile give them fear and stress. And cell phone cut off conversation in their dairy life. Especially cell phone addiction among teenagers is serious. it is serious problem that they play a cell phone game all night. We must not be enslaved by cell phone."
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  • -9 +2 -11 Hanna c Dec. 16, 2013
    "Cell phones are not safe because the radiation in them is sting enough to cause cancer, brain rumors, and other medical conditions! Also it makes kids lazy and helpless"
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  • -9 +10 -19 lu moon Dec. 18, 2012
    "cell phones have too much radiations and 5 year olds have them, they are like microwaves they cook your brain!!!!!!!!!!!"
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    • +2 +4 -2 Fishtree Apr. 18, 2013
      "OMG! bring out the tinfoil hats! burn all bananas!"
    • -2 +1 -3 Ben Mar. 26, 2013
      "Not all radiation is harmful. You are exposed to radiation every day."
    • -3 0 -3 matt Apr. 22, 2013
      "uhh who the hell gives their 5 year old a cell phone? I wouldnt even give a teenager a cell phone let alone a 5 yr old, you people waste too much money on stupid stuff to pay monthly for and then complain how bad our country's youth is getting, have some self control and stop buying all this stuff for your children let them be NORMAL, go outside, play a few games, let them live life a good way not stuck staring down at a phone"
  • -9 +11 -20 peter Oct. 25, 2012
    "by puttibg them up to your ears your geting radiation wich can be verry bad for children and adults"
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  • -9 +7 -16 John Oct. 5, 2012
    "Cell phones use radiation to communicate between devices. Any radiation emission is a cause for concern, especially when it is right next to your head."
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    • +1 +1 0 fishtree May. 29, 2014
      "Your head emits radiation. Your body emits radiation. *rips head off body*"
  • -9 +6 -15 duke Jun. 22, 2012
    "recent Health Dept studies reveal that cell phone radiation is carcinagenic when remaining close to the body - this maintains that woman shold not keep the phone close to their breasts and males not close to the groin area. Same studies show a high incdence of cancer when the unit is worn on the belt."
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  • -9 +12 -21 Sabrina Mar. 28, 2012
    "I do think cellphones aren't safe not just because theyve been linked to cancer but also because theyre a huge distraction in to many cases. Studies have show that people who use cellpones more often over the period of 10 years are more likely to develop a tumor on the side that they hold they cell phone on. Also the numbers of accidents that people have gotten in because they were on their cell phones have hit they roof. I don't think its really going to make a difference whether the public knows about the dangers of cellphones or not because its not like they care. They are gonna do what they want to do despite the danger, so I don't think it matter, but I still think they should be aware of the dangers."
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    • 0 0 0 Fishtree Apr. 18, 2013
      "If I had a dime for every time someone says "studies show that...""
  • -9 +34 -43 Karen Aug. 28, 2011
    "I'm not sure, really, but my two sisters and I talk for long periods of time on cell phones. We have each had symptoms of Vertigo recentally. I woder if there is a connection? I think I'll get a wired ear piece until the verdict is in. kt in FL"
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    • 0 +2 -2 TRAcy Feb. 23, 2012
      "I once had vertigo and the doctors told me to use my cell phone very liitle and electronics."
  • -10 +7 -17 lola Nov. 15, 2012
    "i am no genuis or super scientists but i know cell phones are not safe they have things on it that little kids or teenagers should not be exposed to."
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    • +3 +3 0 Fishtree Apr. 18, 2013
      "what "things". Inappropriate apps and webpages? Because they definitely have those. Or are you talking about the evil radiation blaster of death? I think all the new cell phones come with those."
  • -10 +8 -18 Juliana Roseberry Nov. 13, 2012
    "I do not think cell phones are safe because of the possible cell phone radiation and brain tumor connection."
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    • 0 0 0 matt Apr. 22, 2013
      "about a thousand random objects have a possible cancer causing action according to the state of california (no other state) btw from typing you have a POSSIBLE chance to develop arthritis in the hands"
  • -10 +28 -38 Josh Jul. 22, 2011
    "They're not safe. Have you noticed what they do to our spelling?"
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  • -10 +26 -36 Trevor Apr. 27, 2011
    "I did not know any of this bad stuff about cell phones although I should have suspected that those little headaches I would sometimes get when talking (I never get headaches) or the phone getting hot after a few minutes (I got the phone from the AT&T store not some back alley counterfeiter) were bad bad signs. Even though I'm not really sure about the science behind the safety claims (Sadly I still trust the government to look out for me), I will use my cell phone as if it were unsafe. I'll keep it away from my body and use it as little as possible. Thanks for a great site that may have just added years to my life."
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  • -11 +15 -26 robbie Nov. 30, 2011
    "there r not safe because of the cancer and radiation"
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  • -11 +12 -23 Eric Heagy Nov. 11, 2011
    "They are as safe as the precautions that people take with them. Unfortunately, many people engage in risky behavior in cars while driving, and messing with a cell phone is a common cause of accidents."
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  • -12 +12 -24 blub Feb. 1, 2013
    "No, cell phones are not safe. They are only safe if you use them for ONE HOUR PER WEEK for SIX MONTHS ONLY. Dr. Oz says so, too."
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  • -12 +14 -26 TeriAnn Oct. 3, 2011
    "Cell phones are not safe when you are talking on the phone or texting, most of the time it distracts you and so then you aren't thinking or focusing on the road."
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    • +2 +2 0 Kylah Jan. 31, 2012
      "Well you need to have common sense,and not pay attention to it because you know you can wait on a stupid text/call.Especially if it's your friend or something they can wait.They should understand that your driving or you can't come to the phone right now."
  • -14 +14 -28 Bo Dec. 6, 2011
    "Weellllll Has anybody realize that they empty our wallets, this things are way to freaking expensive.....@,@"
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    • +1 +1 0 Meow Oct. 14, 2013
      "that has absolutely nothing to do with the fact if they cause cancer or not"
    • 0 +1 -1 Ben Mar. 26, 2013
      "Well, you do get what you pay for though."
    • -2 +1 -3 Karen Feb. 24, 2012
      "Yes they are. My bill doubled when my husband and I got Iphones. Wish I hadn't."
  • -20 +10 -30 Anonymous Oct. 21, 2011
    "After a while, using cell phones gets me dizzy and i have headaches and 5 seconds of vertigo after standing up from using the cell phone. The same goes for computers and other electronics. It gives you headaches and hurts my eyes after a while."
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  • -27 +14 -41 bilal Oct. 24, 2011
    "cancerous"
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  • -29 +17 -46 Danielle Sep. 26, 2011
    "Is gives kids ear proproblems and cancer.and alot of exposition to radiation."
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    • +1 +2 -1 You're Just Paranoid Jun. 14, 2013
      "In reply to "matt":

      Why the heck are you so afraid to give your kid a cell phone? What do you think they'll do, stab someone to death with it (which I don't think is even possible)?"
    • +1 +2 -1 matt Apr. 22, 2013
      "and yet none of this was scientifically PROVEN,. if you give your kid a cell phone your an idiot period don't make up false science, just stick with the basic fundamental truths. I will never allow my child to own a cellphone ever and if I did it would be a tracfone for emergency use with only like 1 hr available on the phone"
  • -42 +13 -55 rebekah Oct. 28, 2011
    "They are soooo not safe"
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    • +6 +6 0 karissa Jun. 8, 2012
      "why are they not safe"
    • +4 +4 0 bo Dec. 9, 2013
      "prove it lol"