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Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
so do mobile phones affect ur health?

i was just watching channel health and it said that it they can cause:
    *lethargy *fatigue *headaches *disturbance in sleeping patterns *brain tumours

It is also worse if you use a hands free kit because the radiation just goes straight into your brain, and if you use it is cars/trains etc because the radiation is just reflected back onto you. And, it's worse if you use it for more than 20 mins @ a time

Anyway, i'm sure most of you knew this, but i just thought i wud write it in case! <IMG alt="image" alt="image" SRC="http://www.thesite.org/ubb/biggrin.gif"&gt;


If the sky that we look upon
should tumble and fall
or the mountains should crumble in the sea
I won't cry, I won't cry,
No, I won't shed a tear
Just as long as you stand
Stand by me

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  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    In my mind it is all bollox until proven true.

    I am open minded, and believe that there may be some cases of mobile phone "poisoning". But I don't think it is going to be a major problem.

    Hands free sets. WHY ARE THEY DANGEROUS?? The mobile is away from ur head, and all u are recieving is the sound waves thru a head phone...so how does that make them MORE dangerous??

    Cos i'm thinking about a brand new hope, one i've never known, and where it goes, cos now I know it's all that wanted.
  • Girl-From-MarsGirl-From-Mars Mega Poster Posts: 2,822
    i dont use my mobile for making calls hardly at all, i ring my dad who phones back if i need to contact my parents coz he gets free mins and i dont. and people from school ring me briefly, but i use it more when mark rings me coz mty dad is alwauys on the net so he rings my mobile for like an hour ish. *worried* ! i do get headaches when i use my mobile for ages, but it goes away after i stop using it.


    It only takes one tree to make a thousand matches, only takes one match to burn a thousand trees
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I agree with turtle. The 'radiation' is susposed to come from the arial yes? So having a hands-free would mean the phone is futher away from you. Its only the earphone you have near your head. But from an earlier post about headaches in health i mentioned that i got headaches (90% certain from using mobile for extensive periods)

    "Is sex dirty? Only if its done right."
    - Woody Allen
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    ive just noticed out of the last 8 most recent topics in health, 7 are yours. You really are into that channel health site.

    Going for uber just by posting in health?

    <IMG alt="image" alt="image" SRC="http://www.thesite.org/ubb/biggrin.gif"&gt;

    "Is sex dirty? Only if its done right."
    - Woody Allen
  • Girl-From-MarsGirl-From-Mars Mega Poster Posts: 2,822
    drifter i think you might make it to uber faster than me, beating my 3 month 3 day record from first post to 1000th! right your first post was 10th january from what i can make out, here http://www.thesite.org/ubb/Forum22/HTML/000368.html

    if theres an earlier one then im willing to be corrected! so all you have to do to beat me is make it to uber by.. april 13th and i have a feeling you might do that as you only have 90 posts left!! <IMG alt="image" alt="image" SRC="http://www.thesite.org/ubb/eek.gif"&gt; ah well, i can enjoy being fastest to uber for a while yet! <IMG alt="image" alt="image" SRC="http://www.thesite.org/ubb/biggrin.gif"&gt;

    It only takes one tree to make a thousand matches, only takes one match to burn a thousand trees
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Originally posted by Turtle:
    Hands free sets. WHY ARE THEY DANGEROUS?? The mobile is away from ur head, and all u are recieving is the sound waves thru a head phone...so how does that make them MORE dangerous??

    Apparently, the radiation travels up the wire, into the ear which is directly next to the brain and thats how its more dangerous.

    And gfm, im sure if that was my 1st post, i think there mite b another 1, but im not sure <IMG alt="image" alt="image" SRC="http://www.thesite.org/ubb/smile.gif"&gt;


    If the sky that we look upon
    should tumble and fall
    or the mountains should crumble in the sea
    I won't cry, I won't cry,
    No, I won't shed a tear
    Just as long as you stand
    Stand by me
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Originally posted by Girl-From-Mars:
    if theres an earlier one then im willing to be corrected! so all you have to do to beat me is make it to uber by.. april 13th

    you stand corrected
    http://www.thesite.org/ubb/Forum4/HTML/000233.html

    5th january 2001. that brings it down to april 8th

    <IMG alt="image" alt="image" SRC="http://www.thesite.org/ubb/smile.gif"&gt;

    If the sky that we look upon
    should tumble and fall
    or the mountains should crumble in the sea
    I won't cry, I won't cry,
    No, I won't shed a tear
    Just as long as you stand
    Stand by me
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    its so weird seeing my name with little green stars next to it instead of my pinky purple ones!! <IMG alt="image" alt="image" SRC="http://www.thesite.org/ubb/biggrin.gif"&gt;

    If the sky that we look upon
    should tumble and fall
    or the mountains should crumble in the sea
    I won't cry, I won't cry,
    No, I won't shed a tear
    Just as long as you stand
    Stand by me
  • Girl-From-MarsGirl-From-Mars Mega Poster Posts: 2,822
    hehe its weird innit with different stars! i saw some of my purple ones when i looked somewhere else, i loved them little pinky purple ones! <IMG alt="image" alt="image" SRC="http://www.thesite.org/ubb/smile.gif"&gt;

    the one i found was just the first one i could find when i did a search on your name, so blame thesite's search facilities! <IMG alt="image" alt="image" SRC="http://www.thesite.org/ubb/biggrin.gif"&gt;

    i replied to your topic in relationships if youre still up and reading here instead.

    It only takes one tree to make a thousand matches, only takes one match to burn a thousand trees
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Originally posted by Drifter:
    Apparently, the radiation travels up the wire, into the ear which is directly next to the brain and thats how its more dangerous.

    And gfm, im sure if that was my 1st post, i think there mite b another 1, but im not sure <IMG alt="image" alt="image" SRC="http://www.thesite.org/ubb/smile.gif"&gt;



    Moving back to the original subject for a bit, the radiation is from the arial of the mobile to the nearest mobile mast. Surely having a mobile next to the side of your head (with arial) is worse than having a hands-free with the arial 1+foot away from you? The hands-free wire contains a wire that carries the audio that would come out of the headset but is just transferring it up a wire to your ear.


    "Is sex dirty? Only if its done right."
    - Woody Allen
  • Girl-From-MarsGirl-From-Mars Mega Poster Posts: 2,822
    yeah thats what im thinking city_boy. my hands free doesnt work too well though, the connection to the phone is a bit dodgy! doh! so i just end up frying my brain which i probably shouldnt do.

    It only takes one tree to make a thousand matches, only takes one match to burn a thousand trees
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I have to admit I have never had a headache that can be linked with use of my mobile, and I live on my mobile... but it is defineately a topic of hot debate. The government task force can't decide whether it's a danger or not, one minute it is, one minute it isn't then the risk is reduced if you use a hands free kit, then it isn't. I guess if you get a headache whilst using your mobile the only thing you can do is to stop using it turn it off or divert calls to your voice mail an take a pain killer an chill til you feel better.

    I have a friend who works within the mobile telecomunications industry and is a senior contractor to one of the biggest phone manufacturers in the world. I'll speak to him and see if he can provide me with any information about it.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    yeah i was wonderin about that too city_boy!

    it dusent seem 2 make sense! <IMG alt="image" alt="image" SRC="http://www.thesite.org/ubb/biggrin.gif"&gt;

    yeah gfm, im gonna write complaint to the mods about the search facilities! <IMG alt="image" alt="image" SRC="http://www.thesite.org/ubb/biggrin.gif"&gt; heehee j/k <IMG alt="image" alt="image" SRC="http://www.thesite.org/ubb/biggrin.gif"&gt;

    If the sky that we look upon
    should tumble and fall
    or the mountains should crumble in the sea
    I won't cry, I won't cry,
    No, I won't shed a tear
    Just as long as you stand
    Stand by me
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Originally posted by LUKA:
    I have to admit I have never had a headache that can be linked with use of my mobile, and I live on my mobile... but it is defineately a topic of hot debate. The government task force can't decide whether it's a danger or not, one minute it is, one minute it isn't then the risk is reduced if you use a hands free kit, then it isn't. I guess if you get a headache whilst using your mobile the only thing you can do is to stop using it turn it off or divert calls to your voice mail an take a pain killer an chill til you feel better.

    I have a friend who works within the mobile telecomunications industry and is a senior contractor to one of the biggest phone manufacturers in the world. I'll speak to him and see if he can provide me with any information about it.

    Ah yeah...the confusing comes because there are no hard facts out there about mobile phone radiation, so groups can say anything so long as they have the theory.

    I am more inclined to believe the mobile phone companies than the public awareness groups tho. And as soon as you ask someone working in telecoms, he'll say "no worries mate, not a problem at all". work for someone who is a staunch tory and they'll prob insist that mobiles will bring the destruction of society as we know it today.


    Cos i'm thinking about a brand new hope, one i've never known, and where it goes, cos now I know it's all that wanted.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Originally posted by Turtle:
    Ah yeah...the confusing comes because there are no hard facts out there about mobile phone radiation, so groups can say anything so long as they have the theory.

    I am more inclined to believe the mobile phone companies than the public awareness groups tho. And as soon as you ask someone working in telecoms, he'll say "no worries mate, not a problem at all". work for someone who is a staunch tory and they'll prob insist that mobiles will bring the destruction of society as we know it today.



    The thing about believing the big companies about something which is unknown - werent tobacco companies the same? (smoking is good for you). Not that i believe the mobile radiation groups, im undecided



    "Is sex dirty? Only if its done right."
    - Woody Allen
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    i use a mobile phone. not regularly, but i do. it's true that no hard facts are available about the effects of using one, but the two following facts HAVE been proven:

    1) Mobile phones emit radiation;
    2) Exposure to radiation can cause cancer.

    make of it what you will...
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Originally posted by city_boy:
    The thing about believing the big companies about something which is unknown - werent tobacco companies the same? (smoking is good for you). Not that i believe the mobile radiation groups, im undecided


    Yeah I'll sit on the fence until hard facts come out, but I think I want to believe the companies, I want to believe that this new technology is not gonna kill you.




    Cos i'm thinking about a brand new hope, one i've never known, and where it goes, cos now I know it's all that wanted.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Originally posted by Drifter:
    so do mobile phones affect ur health?

    i was just watching channel health and it said that it they can cause:
      *lethargy *fatigue *headaches *disturbance in sleeping patterns *brain tumours

    It is also worse if you use a hands free kit because the radiation just goes straight into your brain, and if you use it is cars/trains etc because the radiation is just reflected back onto you. And, it's worse if you use it for more than 20 mins @ a time

    Anyway, i'm sure most of you knew this, but i just thought i wud write it in case! <IMG alt="image" alt="image" SRC="http://www.thesite.org/ubb/biggrin.gif"&gt;


    At least with a hans free kit u lads can get sum exercise ;p

    Seriously though, it wouldn't surprise me if that were true. It's not like there's a lot of research into mobile phones & abnormalities in the brain.

  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Personally i worry about the health hazard wiv mobiles & i mainly use mine 2 txt people (so the fones not near ure ear & if i have 2 ring sum1 i try 2 keep the conversation short) But i mite just b paranoid just do wot u want in the end believe wot u want its your choice & ure Risk!!
    Luv
    Tigerlilly

    If u have a good soul u can make sum1 happy!! If u can make sum1 happy ure a good person & a good friend!
  • Girl-From-MarsGirl-From-Mars Mega Poster Posts: 2,822
    theres a girl in school thats convinced the radiation can affect your hands and you can get cancer in them from texting too much. shes talking complete crap, she thinks she knows everything though and no one can tell her differently.

    i read that mobile phones and brain tumours dont have a medical link that anyoen can work out yet... its just the radio waves altering and messing with the electrical signals in the brain. apparently after a period of time talking on a mobile phone, people have the brain activity and alertness and responses of someone 20 years younger. (we're talking older adults here, not regressing to childhood). but no one's proven the bad stuff yet.

    i just guess you gotta be careful just in case, not talk for too long on the mobile if youre worried or if you can help it. i guess theres no harm in being careful.

    It only takes one tree to make a thousand matches, only takes one match to burn a thousand trees
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