Just 15 Hours a Month Talking on Your Cell Can Give You Cancer
Well Bros, it has been nice knowing you, but pretty soon we will all be dead from brain cancer.
The cause? Cell phone addiction. We all had inklings it wasn’t good for us (I mean, could there be any way it was healthy?), but a new study by the University of Bordeaux seems to have found an astoundingly dangerous link.
People who make more than 15 hours of mobile telephone calls a month are three times as likely to develop brain cancer, new research suggests.
The researchers drew their conclusions from a study of 253 cases of glioma and 194 cases of meningioma reported in four French departments between 2004 and 2006.
Now, the average person spends three hours a month talking on their phone. But let’s be real. When this study was conducted, 4G didn’t exist. And I imagine browsing the web wirelessly at a distance of two feet from your head isn’t somehow safer than taking a call near your ear.
But really, what did we expect? That we’d created this magical technology that wasn’t going to kill us? Pretty much every invention post-fire has found a way to tremendously backfire.
But here we are, still ticking.
However, death aside, this is a good excuse to get out of talking to your girlfriend if you are in a long-distance relationship.
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