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Can mobile phones cause cancer

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Introduction

Twahid Rahman        Case Study                 Science Coursework

Can Mobile phones Cause Cancer

By Twahid Rahman

Contents

Introduction                                                        Page 3

Research                                                                Page 4        

Conclusion                                                        Page 10

Sources Table                                                        Page 11                

Introduction

In this Case study, I’m going to mention whether or not mobile phones can cause cancer. I chose to do this subject, as I had known that each year, hundreds of thousands of people died from the disease. I wanted to know if there was a correlation between cancer and mobile phones or whether it could be a cause.

Cancer has several of affects regardless of cancer type. Some of these include Sickness, Constipation, and Bone pain, Confusion, Drowsiness and Unconsciousness. However, the symptoms listed above are only for bone cancer. Therefore, this is not for all types of cancer, which means that the symptoms listed aren’t the worst symptoms for cancer. For some cases of cancer, death may be at a high risk in which you may be likely to die when you receive this cancer. Around 13% of all deaths are caused by cancer.

Some people in the world hate the fact that they’ve got cancer or they suffer so much pain from it that they ask somebody, regardless of who it is, to commit voluntary euthanasia. This is when you kill a human being with their consent however they have a nice and peaceful death.

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From my results, it is clear to me that several people disagree with this statement. Some people believe this is because the fact that scientists believe there may be a correlation is ridicules. Others believe if this were to be true, why haven’t they stopped making mobile phones and why haven’t they tried to stop retailers and other businesses to stop selling mobile phones. On the other hand, those who agreed with this statement said as the mobile phones with these new features have come out recently; we do not know the long term effects some of these applications will have on human beings.  From my results, it is evident that several people believe there is not a correlation between Mobile Phones and Cancer. In addition, my responses told me that they do not know any long term affects that device such as Bluetooth and what affects can have upon us and how they work.

As this is a debate that is going on worldwide, my first piece of research is from the BBC. They had said, “Mobile phone use does not raise the risk of cancer, at least in the first 10 years of use”. As the BBC is a big organization, this information can be trusted.

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Conclusion

http://health.yahoo.com/cancer-overview/acoustic-neuroma/mayoclinic--369C36E0-E7FF-0DBD-18B6E41B215BCA8E.html

But if mobile phone use does turn out to have health risks, children would be more at risk because

  • They are young
  • Their nervous systems are still developing      
  • Their skulls are thinner

http://www.cancerhelp.org.uk/help/default.asp?page=5265

Impaired memory and ability to reason and the loss of control over both body movements and heart rate.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/science/hottopics/mobilephones/safety.shtml

“Scientific evidence so far shows that using mobile phones doesn't increase your risk of any type of cancer”.

http://info.cancerresearchuk.org/healthyliving/cancercontroversies/mobilephones/

The largest study so far on mobile phones and cancer is a Danish study, which looked at over 420,000 people. It found no link between mobile phones and any type of cancer including brain cancers and leukemia.

http://info.cancerresearchuk.org/healthyliving/cancercontroversies/mobilephones/

A few studies have found that people with brain cancer are more likely to develop the disease on the side of the head that they hold their phone to.

http://info.cancerresearchuk.org/healthyliving/cancercontroversies/mobilephones/

  • Headaches
  •  Seizures
  •  Nausea
  •  Vomiting
  •  Vision problems
  • Hearing problems
  • Dizziness
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Brain swelling
  • Behavioral problems
  • Personality changes
  • Cognitive problems
  • Memory problems
  • Memory loss
  • Motor problems
  • Weakness of arms or legs
  • Numbness of arms or legs
  • One-sided body weakness
  • Stumbling
  • Lack of coordination
  • Gait problems
  • Balance problems
  • Speech problems
  • Hallucinations.

http://www.wrongdiagnosis.com/b/brain_cancer/symptoms.htm#symptom_list

3425 number of brain and nervous system deaths in the U.K 2005

http://info.cancerresearchuk.org/cancerstats/types/brain/mortality/

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