Cellular Devices are more harmful than cigarettes

September 21, 2016, 11:33 pm

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The debate "Cellular Devices are more harmful than cigarettes" was started by TheDebator9000 on September 21, 2016, 11:33 pm. 6 people are on the agree side of this discussion, while 34 people are on the disagree side. That might be enough to see the common perception. It looks like most people are against to this statement.

TheDebator9000 posted 3 arguments to the agreers part.
Nemiroff posted 1 argument, TheExistentialist posted 1 argument, historybuff posted 1 argument to the disagreers part.

TheDebator9000 and 5 visitors agree.
thereal, Apollo, Nemiroff, historybuff, debatingdalek, TheExistentialist, fadi, neveralone, north, jack_tim_45, Hijumi, LeeTaHa, Frank and 21 visitors disagree.

Biggns
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Are you serious or are you trying to make him a happy five year old?

3 years, 2 months ago
TheDebator9000
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oh Im crying LOL OMG AMAZING COMMENT

3 years, 2 months ago

at least you admit your ignorance. that is the first step.

3 years, 2 months ago
TheDebator9000
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thanks i just needed someone like u to clear it all up

3 years, 2 months ago
TheExistentialist
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The "study" you're referring to was never published by any peer-reviewed article. The only place the actual paper is available is on an independent website. here: http://www.brain-surgery.us/mobph.pdf

This automatically means that this "study" should be subject to harsh scrutiny.

Secondly, the study uses non-primary sources as it's evidence. They used “www.EMF-Health.com" as a source......so credibility needs to be seriously questioned

The last nail in the coffin would be the competing studies which are published in peer-reviewed journals. Meta studies like this http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/bem.20716/full show contradictory evidence to Dr. Khurana's study as well. Couple that with large sample studies like this: http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/10/20/study-finds-no-link-between-cellphones-and-brain-tumors/?scp=2&sq=cell%20phone&st=cse&_r=0 (conducted by danish epidemiologists.) and you'll again see contradictory evidence. Various in-vivo and ecological studies also show no link between cell phones and cancer.

The question then is can we safely dismiss Dr. Khurana's study. The answer is a very likely yes (there are no absolutes in science). When researchers come to the same conclusion through various lines of inquiry (ecology, in-vivo, epidemiology, etc...) the answer is fairly robust. Dr. Khurana's study is plagued with methodology errors, questionable sources, and even outright conspiracy; it would be hard to advocate for it's truth given the over-whelming amount of evidence to the contrary by sources with a much higher standard of evidence.

3 years, 2 months ago

also, you have to actually link the study if your gonna start quoting specific #s.

3 years, 2 months ago
Nemiroff
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the only comparison made as far as actual numbers here is the amount of users. not the amount of effect.

nothing has no effect.

3 years, 2 months ago

A study by an award-winning cancer expert shows that cell phone use could kill more people than smoking. According to the U.K.'s Independent newspaper, the study, headed by Dr. Vini Khurana, shows that there is a growing body of evidence that using handsets for 10 years or more can double the risk of brain cancer. Khurana one of the world's top neurosurgeons based his assessment on the fact that three billion people now use the phones worldwide. That is three times higher than people who smoke. Smoking kills some five million globally each year. He warned that people should avoid using handsets whenever possible and called on the phone industry to make them safer. France and Germany have already warned against the use of mobile phones, especially by children.
The study is said to be the most damning indictment of cell phone use. According to the Independent, cancers take at least 10 years to develop, which has influenced earlier cancer studies showing relative safety when using cell phones.

3 years, 2 months ago
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