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    ladybug53, arodb

    metabolic activity - but perhaps cells that are normally used for thinking are more prepared to deal with the ensuing onslaught of ROS than cells that are usually dormant (you know, the proverbial 97% of the brain that is never used!)

    As I posted in a different comment, cell phones * do cause an increase in glucose metabolism, and separate studies have * linked increased glucose metabolism with an enhanced risk of carcinogenesis.

    The point is that this can't be dismissed out of hand as ludicrious - there is a plausible mechanistic model based on sound science (that obviously needs to be proved experimentally, but still, it's not complete bunk).

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