Friday, July 25, 2008

Cancer Doc Warns: Limit Cell Phone Use

The head of a prominent cancer research institute issued an unprecedented warning to his faculty and staff Wednesday: Limit cell phone use because of the possible risk of cancer

The warning from Dr. Ronald B. Herberman, director of the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute, is contrary to numerous studies that don't find a link between cancer and cell phone use, and a public lack of worry by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
Herberman is basing his alarm on early unpublished data. He says it takes too long to get answers from science and he believes people should take action now — especially when it comes to children...
In the memo he sent to about 3,000 faculty and staff Wednesday, he says children should use cell phones only for emergencies because their brains are still developing.
Adults should keep the phone away from the head and use the speakerphone or a wireless headset, he says. He even warns against using cell phones in public places like a bus because it exposes others to the phone's electromagnetic fields...

A 2008 University of Utah analysis looked at nine studies — including some Herberman cites — with thousands of brain tumor patients and concludes "we found no overall increased risk of brain tumors among cellular phone users. The potential elevated risk of brain tumors after long-term cellular phone use awaits confirmation by future studies."
Studies last year in France and Norway concluded the same thing.
Cell phones emit radiofrequency energy, a type of radiation that is a form of electromagnetic radiation, according to the National Cancer Institute. Though studies are being done to see if there is a link between it and tumors of the brain and central nervous system, there is no definitive link between the two, the institute says on its Web site.

"By all means, if a person feels compelled that they should take precautions in reducing the amount of electromagnetic radio waves through their bodies, by all means they should do so," said Dan Catena, a spokesman for the American Cancer Society. "But at the same time, we have to remember there's no conclusive evidence that links cell phones to cancer, whether it's brain tumors or other forms of cancer."

Toxic Chemicals Found in Laundry Products, Air Fresheners

All six products tested gave off at least one chemical regulated as toxic or hazardous under federal laws, but none of those chemicals was listed on the product labels.

A while back I ordered some of the five star soap that advertises on the Alex Jones show. In his advert segments he always talks about the chemicals that they put in soaps and how they are toxic. My wife calls it my tin foil hat soap. But here it is in scientific study. It's unfortunate that they don't want to name the brands. But my guess is that all of the major brands have it in they're products.

further down the slippery slope

There will be no uproar and we will continue down the slope. We are all being trained. It's up to you to see it. But, I'm just paranoid.

This is a scary set of items found by

the O.J. case and several others prove that DNA doesn't mean an automatic conviction and the unquestioning use of this kind of evidence not only leaves a lot of room for error and misinterpretation but also takes the essential human element out of the important work of assuring justice for all of those who are innocent until proven guilty.

Thursday, July 24, 2008


The other reason I'll never be a star...

Val's show is on Friday night/Saturday morning from 3-5.
One day before my regular show.

Also don't forget to come out to McCoy's in Westport (corner of Westport and Pennsylvania) at 7:00 on Monday night to meet many of the Public Affairs programmers. I know Vicki Walker an dI are planning to be there. I believe Ben and others will be as well. See you all there.

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Check out Tangents this weekend...

I'll be guest hosting Val's show: Tangents this weekend.

my tangent will be
and independence