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The war over the health hazards of cellular phones is beginning to mount The idea that cellular phones possibly cause cancer became an issue in 1993 when a gentleman sued a cell phone manufacturer saying that the phone caused his wifes brain tumor and eventual death Greenwald 67 Both sides of the issue continue to blur into one gray area The battle lines no longer clearly defined Research is being undertaken through every organization from The American Cancer Society to the FDA Although there is no definite answer more and more evidence is rolling in about the dangerous possibly cancerous affects of radiation emitted from the antenna on the cellular phone into the brain Americans as a whole doubt the growing amount of evidence that cellular phones have adverse affects Jo-Anne Basile of the Cellular Telecommunications Industry Association says the science clearly contradicts warnings It is the opinion of policymakers and the scientific community that there are no adverse health effects from cell phones she says qtd in Tuohy D1 This is evident in the growth rate of the cell-phone industry There is a phenomenal growth of the 50 billion cell-phone industry More than 400 million mobile phones are in use worldwide and manufacturers expect to sell another 400 million units this year More cell phones will be sold this year than all the computers TVs personal digital assistants and pagers combined Said Ed Snyder who follows wireless technologies for the Chase HQ investment firm qtd in Greenwald 66 Americans trust that the products sold on the market are safe and unharmful Americans thrive on new technologies that make life more convenient Many people say they do not know what they did before the cellular phone revolution Cell phones aid in communication and safety and make life more expedient for the general population A majority of people could never fathom a product used by almost every person in the world having serious
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