Carrying cell phone in bra causes cancer

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Registered: 01-23-2013
Carrying cell phone in bra causes cancer
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Mon, 01-06-2014 - 10:45am

I saw a thing on FB that said young people are getting breast cancer from carrying their cell phones in their bra. I  and everyone I know does this. Does anyone know if there is any truth in it?

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Registered: 01-20-2004
Mon, 01-06-2014 - 11:27am

Hi! I actually don't know anyone who does this, but find it interesting. There doesn't seem to be any definitive answer, though I did find this article which seems to be a good read — it at least is debunking the story of one girl who seems to have started the issue recently. http://www.sciencebasedmedicine.org/no-carrying-your-cell-phone-in-your-bra-will-not-cause-breast-cancer-no-matter-what-dr-oz-says/

What he says in the article sounds logical, but again, there hasn't been a definitive answer either way.

Here's another link about cell phones and cancer in general — http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/factsheet/Risk/cellphones.

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