Mobile Phones More Harmful Than Smoking?

DailyTech published an article where a British neurosurgeon’s study concluded that mobile phones are more dangerous than smoking and even asbestos:

The number of users is the first aspect to look at, says Dr. Khurana. Over 3 billion people worldwide use a cell phone, according to Dr. Khurana. Only about one billion people worldwide smoke, evidence to his claims. The smoking population incurs approximately five million worldwide smoking related deaths a year.

The doctor expresses no uncertainty about whether cell phones cause cancer. He states emphatically, “there is a significant and increasing body of evidence for a link between mobile phone usage and certain brain tumors.”

4 responses to “Mobile Phones More Harmful Than Smoking?”.

  1. Dabido Says:

    Well, if you don’t smoke and you never go near asbestos, then Yes, a Mobile Phone might be more dangerous … but if you don’t have a mobile and you smoke, then the smoking is more likely to kill you!
    It’s a sort of silly logic on the Dr’s part. What is the most dangerous if you do ALL THREE? [And skydive at the same time?] 🙂

  2. Site Admin Azmeen Says:

    Hahah! You never fail to amaze me with your humour, David.

    I’ll let you know when I decide to become a skydiving asbestos panel fitter who smokes.

    You can study my longevity and who knows, a Nobel prize might be yours sometime in the future 😀

  3. Rice Blogger Says:

    sometime i do think about this…it think there are further studies need to be made regarding this handphone stuff…it is within reach at most moment…even when sleeping…it is just 1 feet away..haha

  4. Bel Air Real Estate Says:

    It seems like almost anything you can do anymore causes cancer.
    I can’t say I’m not at risk. But if there is a chance I believe I’ll advise my family to use the precaution of putting the phone on “speaker” rather than putting it right up next to their ear.
    Better safe than sorry! Dave