The excellent Refdesk.com (“Fact Checker for the Internet”) offers a “Site of the Day” feature which is nearly always useful or interesting. Today’s site is a prudently written advisory on ”The Case for Precaution in the Use of Cell Phones” by an expert panel the Center for Environmental Oncology at the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute.
The key word is prudent. As they indicate, “studies in humans do not indicate that cell phones are safe, nor do they yet clearly show that they are dangerous. But, growing evidence indicates that we should reduce exposures, while research continues on this important question.”
In consequence, they offer a list of ten basic precautions to take that will minimize the risk which may or may not exist to electromagnetic radiation exposure from cell phone use. It’s worth a quick read.