If it were determined that frequently carrying a smart phone (regardless of its shielding or casing) increased your likelihood of cancer by 1%, what would you do?
yeah pretty sure it's more than 1%, wouldn't be surprised to hear it's more like 15-20%. Still rolling the dice
Keep my iPhone ;) it's only 1%
What doesn't give you cancer now days
I would love a justifiable reason to adios my phone. Going electronic free is great!
I keep it in the very front of my backpack. I think I'm okay.
...'cept, I don't own a smart phone, LOL.
/on iPod Touch
They say that about everything.
They probably do so I'll get ovary cancer since its always in my pocket!
I'm not on the phone that much...
Having a phone with you at all times will probably save your life more than one less percent of cancer risk.
We don't get cancer in my family (our immune systems are too overactive for that). So I doubt a cell phone would hurt
I think just breathing increases the likelihood of cancer by 30%
I'm amazed that 16% would actually give up their phones. For 1% risk?!?
I'm a very high risk for breast cancer. Other than avoiding soy I just live life. I'd keep my iPhone.
"stopped using phone, died of loneliness"
RF is non-ionizing and effects on the human body are thermal. Meaning you could possibly have a hand warming device or a phone that can fry an egg on the screen. Then you'd have a mess. Heh.
Just about everything is said to give you cancer. I think I would risk it cause eventually everyone dies anyways.
The American Cancer Society pegs the risk of developing cancer as 1 in 2 for males and 1 in 3 for females; the risk of dying from cancer as 1 in 4 for males and 1 in 5 for females. The one percent doesn't change the takeaway - There's a good chance I'll get it, but a better chance it won't kill me.
I think the risk of getting distracted while driving is probably greater than the risk of cancer. That is just my intuition speaking...
Breathing has a greater than 1% chance of giving you cancer...
We all are going to die.
You can't life your life afraid of everything.
Wouldn't you rather live a like full of love, adventure and happiness even if you lose a year. It's much better than being suspicious of everything and worrying all the time.
iwishyou...edlife, most people that think cell phones cause cancer, think that it's the microwave emissions, not a carcinogenic material.
To me, it's not about me. If they cause a higher percentage of cancer chance, then they have cancerous materials which means that tons of people in China are working with it in high amounts. That could kill hundreds of thousands of people. Maybe even millions
I just heard Cheryl Crow thinks she got cancer from her phone...hahaha bet it's in her family genes.
Everything gives you cancer. You need vitamin D from the sun but that gives you cancer, the air is full of pollutants that cause cancer but you have to breathe...humans aren't built to live for many years and that's the reason bodily processes begin to malfunction: cancer.
Hardly use the extra features of a smart phone, so I could deal with a basic cell phone
Don't have a smartphone. If tablets are included, though, I'm taking my chances.
rolling the dice.
I smoke I'm choosing smart phone.
Sweetness/newguy: I see what you're saying, and you're right, but I'm reading this question differently. I'm assuming a 1% increase in baseline chance, not a 1% increase in an existing variable...without defining that variable, I don't see how you can answer the question that way, but whatever....
I'll take the increase in chance. You need a phone for driving/ traveling.
Die iacta est. "The die is cast"
We are surrounded by wifi. Getting rid of your phone won't lower the risk at all.
First off I don't have a smartphone. Secondly, what doesn't cause cancer nowadays?
Sheryl Crow, you are in denial.
@jimmyjelly he may of gotten a genetic profile of his bone marrow and saw that he doesn't have any of the 6 precursors required to cause a cell to become cancerous
1%? I'll take my chances.
Since my family have a history of cancer, then I would just roll the dice since I'm positive that I also will get cancer.
Roll the dice, don't thick twice
Let's get together and melt the ice
Let's take a chance, let's explore romance
We'll be rolling double 7
You know what he means.
If the negligible risk increases BY 1%, it's still so small as to remain negligible. If the currently, effectively zero, risk increases TO 1% it would be significant - about the same increased lifetime risk as a reformed smoker that quit after 25 years. But, you might get hit by a bus, so meh.
Who cares. Like people are going to stop using their phones. Right and I suppose we will all be subsistence farmers and ride communal bikes in our Utopias.
Happy I think he agrees with newguy. He's laughing at the know it alls who think his math is incorrect
I just wondered how he knows e has a 1% chance of getting cancer.
@DaPlaya: Newguy's math is correct. I wonder if Tony will address this in Stats4Noobs3?
Interesting age results. Why would older people be most afraid of their phones?
Haha you guys should check out newguys comment... I was also surprised how many people disagreed with him
I can see it now. I ditch my cell, but end up getting second-hand cancer from being around everyone else who decided to keep theirs!
Ill use my iphone and to help cure my cancer Im getting, I'll smoke weed :)
I'm already rolling the dice driving. You can die from anything.
I already have pretty strong cancer genes in my family, as 3 of my 4 grandparents had cancer of one form or another. I'll go ahead and take the increased risks of smartphone use since I'm likely to have cancer someday anyway.