And yet, despite all this, one worrying finding did emerge. The heaviest users of mobile phones – on them for a total of 1,640 hours, equivalent to just half an hour a day over 10 years – were 40 per cent more likely to get glioma, the brain cancer that killed Ted Kennedy.
What kills a 77 year old isn\’t one of the Great Health Problems Of Our Times if we\’re to be brutal about it. There are still far too many things which kill 7 year olds to worry about…..those things which kill 7 year olds being reduced by the increased wealth which the use of mobile phones brings about.
It\’s also true that an increase in the incidence of a disease from 2 or 3 per 100,000 to 3 or 4 per 100,000 is not one of the Great Health Problems Of Our Times.
I would, just as an example, be willing to wager that 1 or 2 people per 100,000 have their lives saved by people using mobile phones to call for an ambulance…..