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Is the radiation emitted from cell phones enough to possibly cause cancer?

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    $\begingroup$ You should ask this in another site in stack exchange, maybe physics? But to answer your question: no its not possible. $\endgroup$ – Cem Kalyoncu Nov 20 '16 at 19:39
  • $\begingroup$ google.com/… seems to me that Google could answer this one. $\endgroup$ – WRX Nov 20 '16 at 19:47
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    $\begingroup$ skeptics.stackexchange.com/questions/569/… $\endgroup$ – Rob Watts Nov 20 '16 at 20:14
  • $\begingroup$ Do you believe radio — like normal FM radio or TV — or outdoor heaters or light can give you cancer? Those are electromagnetic radiation as well. In order for radiation to give you cancer, it needs to be ionising radiation. Cell phones use radio to communicate, which is 30 000 less energetic than normal light. Ionising electromagnetic radiation are Ultraviolet Light, X-Rays, Gamma. $\endgroup$ – MichaelK Jun 27 '18 at 13:02
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No, the microwaves simply don't have the energy to ionize the atoms in your DNA. Cancer can be caused by high-energy radiation such as gamma or x-rays. They have the energy to knock out an electron from a molecule or atom in DNA which leads to mutations and eventually cancer.

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Biologist Dr. Martin Pall, Professor Emeritus of Biochemistry and Basic Medical Sciences, WSU, says yes indeedy.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V4J141c8vfs

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