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  •  Yes, yes (13+ / 0-)

    So many people who think that cell phones can change DNA have never heard of the photoelectric effect.   Radiofrequency and microwave frequency waves DO NOT have the energy per photon to break chemical bonds in DNA.  Period.  Full stop.  It doesn't matter how many photons you have since the interactions are one at a time.

    You could put your head in a microwave at full blast for an hour.  You would die, of course, from the boiling of the water in your body, but not a single microwave photon would break a single chemical bond in your DNA.

    There can, of course, be correlations between cancer and cell phones, since those who use cell phones presumably have other habits that could cause cancer.   But correlation is not causation.

    •  At the University of Athens (2+ / 0-)
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      IreGyre, cotterperson

      a study found that cell phone radiation casued DNA damage in the ovarian cells of insects.

      A research team at the University of Athens discussed how insect studies have demonstrated that acute exposure to GSM (Global System for Mobile) signals brings about DNA fragmentation in insects' ovarian cells, and consequently a large reduction in the reproductive capacity of the insects.

      Hope. It is the quintessential human delusion, simultaneously the source of your greatest strength, and your greatest weakness.

      by The Anomaly on Mon May 30, 2011 at 12:03:28 PM PDT

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