At the end of my eSkeptic essay, I propose a possible mechanism by which cell phone radiation might be beneficial and reduce the risk of brain cancer. Based upon my mechanism, I encourage all of my friends to use their phones alternately by their right ears and their left ears. There is no possible mechanism by which cell phone microwave radiation might cause cancer.
Thank you for your heartfelt comment about my essay. I appreciate that you recognize scientists’ humanity.
In our research, however, we must keep our cool. When my heroes in Law & Order arrest the wrong guy, it means that the real murderer is still on the loose.
Those seeking the presently unknown causes of brain cancer must not waste their time looking where there are no possible causes.
This essay is a companion to my article of the same title that appears in , out on newsstands and in bookstores this week. Here I present the shortened non-technical version, and describe what all physicists know to be true about what happens when human tissue or any material absorbs microwave radiation. It is this knowledge that leads me to assert with such vehemence that cell phones do not cause cancer. I will also consider two recent, major epidemiological studies from Europe that correctly showed that there was no relationship between cell phones and brain cancers.