Brain cancers and smart technology

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iyraste1313
Brain cancers and smart technology

‘Since 1990 brain tumors and tumors of the central nervous system (CNS) have more than doubled, according to a report by the Swedish Radiation Protection Foundation Stralskyddsstiftelsen published January 20, 2017.

The number of patients is on a steady increase since 2004-2005. Is that coincidental with the increase of smart technology, which uses microwaves to implement instant access and networks? In 1990 the rate was 827 patients, whereas in 2015 it more than doubles to 1807 patients or 2.185 times!

The rise in malignant and non-cancerous tumors is happening in younger patients, those who are more likely to be using smart technology gadgets, e.g., iPhones and Wi-Fi at school or work.’

 

Timebandit Timebandit's picture

Cell phones do not cause brain cancer, nor does wifi. https://sciencebasedmedicine.org/about-that-cell-phone-and-cancer-study/

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iyraste1313 wrote:

‘Since 1990 brain tumors and tumors of the central nervous system (CNS) have more than doubled, according to a report by the Swedish Radiation Protection Foundation Stralskyddsstiftelsen published January 20, 2017.

The number of patients is on a steady increase since 2004-2005. Is that coincidental with the increase of smart technology, which uses microwaves to implement instant access and networks? In 1990 the rate was 827 patients, whereas in 2015 it more than doubles to 1807 patients or 2.185 times!

The rise in malignant and non-cancerous tumors is happening in younger patients, those who are more likely to be using smart technology gadgets, e.g., iPhones and Wi-Fi at school or work.’

 

Well, considering the report comes from the Swedish radiation protection foundation, don't you think they might consider the rise in brain cancer comes from radiation? A friend of mine who had a cancer in his lung had it move to his brain. He died a couple of months later. In addition, don't you think the rise in the number of cases comes from their improved ability to detect same?

Rev Pesky

From Robert L. Park, Physics professor at Maryland State University:

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1. SMART METERS: AND IGNORANT JOURNALISTS.Several years ago, I signed up for "Google Alerts" about the purported link between "cell-phone radiation and cancer." It's a great service. I get hundreds of Alerts about cell phones, almost all of which are dead wrong. That's fine; what I'm trying to figure out is why reporters so consistently get it wrong.

I tried doing an additional search for "Einstein." It was, after all, Einstein's Nobel Prize winning 1905 paper on the Photoelectric Effect that introduced the concept of wave/particle duality. Einstein described electromagnetic radiation as discrete packets of energy (now called "photons") equal to the wave frequency times Planck's constant. Photoemission is thus possible only for photons of energy greater than the ionization threshold (about 5 eV for metals). That's in the ultraviolet region of the radiation spectrum, starting at the blue limit of the visible spectrum.

Ultraviolet radiation can create mutant strands of DNA that are the seeds of skin cancer. That's why you should avoid tanning salons. You should also avoid sticking your head in microwave ovens with the interlock disabled. Microwave photons from cell phones, microwave ovens, smart meters, and Wi-Fi all have energies about a million times too low to create mutant strands of DNA.

Better you should worry about the impending solar maximum. Microwaves can cook your goose, but you will die cancer free.

2. BAD CONNECTION: THE ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH TRUST.The most recent book warning about cell-phone hazards is "Disconnect," Devra Davis(2010, Dutton). Does Disconnect mention Einstein? Well," it quotes him at the start of chapter 11, "The right to search for truth implies also a duty." That's it. It makes no mention of his work, but last week something called "The Environmental Health Trust" issued a press release urging the United States to require health warning labels on cell phones. The President of the Environmental Health Trust is Devra Davis. The press release called for donations to support its work

Robert Park ran a science blog for many years. It can be found here:

Bob Park: What's New

 

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Correlation is not causation. 

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So, we should all eat more chocolate, so long as it isn't organic? Laughing

Rev Pesky

One of the reasons for increased incidence of brain tumours is simply that people live longer. The peak rate of brain tumour cases during the years 2012-2014 in the UK was 90 years of age and up.

Mr. Magoo

Well, that's those nonogenarians for you.  They can't stay off their cellphones.

They're either Instagramming pics of their great-great-great-great grandchild, or they're tweeting about Honus Wagner.

Sean in Ottawa

Rev Pesky wrote:

One of the reasons for increased incidence of brain tumours is simply that people live longer. The peak rate of brain tumour cases during the years 2012-2014 in the UK was 90 years of age and up.

This is an important point. With longevity you will see illnesses related to age actually increase.

Rev Pesky

Sean in Ottawa wrote:

Rev Pesky wrote:

One of the reasons for increased incidence of brain tumours is simply that people live longer. The peak rate of brain tumour cases during the years 2012-2014 in the UK was 90 years of age and up.

This is an important point. With longevity you will see illnesses related to age actually increase.

I know the older I get the more debilitated I feel...

It is an important point, especially in the health care debate. Older people use the medical system more than most, and as the population ages, overall health care costs rise. According to stats Canada:

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• On July 1, 2013, the Canadian population included approximately 5.4 million people aged 65 and over, representing a record proportion of the population, at 15.3%. It also included 5.7 million children aged 14 and under and 24.1 million working-age persons (aged 15 to 64), representing 16.1% and 68.6% of the population, respectively.

• The proportion of seniors has been steadily increasing for the past 50 years due to below-replacement fertility1 and the lengthening of life expectancy. This increase will accelerate in the coming years as more baby boomers reach 65 years of age.

• According to the medium-growth scenario of the most recent population projections, the proportion of seniors could start to exceed the proportion of children in 2017, with a subsequent widening of the gap.

Yeah, those nonagenarians and their technology. I remember once Aunt Myrtle trying to help Uncle Fred after he collapsed, by using the garage door opener to spark up his pacemaker. The ambulance people had a terrible time with him. All the way to the hospital he kept getting up and laying down, getting up and laying down...

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Mr. Magoo wrote:

Well, that's those nonogenarians for you.  They can't stay off their cellphones.

No. It is because they have been using them for 80 years. Obviously.