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Saturday, February 11, 2012

Comparing Coffe and RF

Many RF health effect skeptics repeat that RF radiation is only as dangerous as coffee. They claim that they quote the WHO on this. Few months ago a fellow awareness activist from Israel, ENG Michael Peleg has brought to my attention that there is a big difference between coffee and RF in the WHO reports. Coffee is suspected to promote mostly one type of cancer (bladder cancer ), there is a possibility that it is somewhat protective against collon cancer and it is not suspected to rise the overall cancer risk while RF radiation is "suspected" to promote more types of cancer. More importantly, the WHO does not suggest reducing the use of coffee while it does recommend to reduce the exposure to RF.

From the IARC/WHO:

RF radiation

Dr Jonathan Samet (University of Southern California, USA), overall Chairman of the Working
Group, indicated that "the evidence, while still accumulating, is strong enough to support a
conclusion and the 2B classification. The conclusion means that there could be some risk, and therefore we need to keep a close watch for a link between cell phones and cancer risk."

"… it is important to take pragmatic measures to reduce exposure such as hands‐free devices or texting. ""


"Overall evaluation Coffee is possibly carcinogenic to the human urinary bladder (Group 2B).

For definition of the italicized terms, see Preamble Evaluation.

N.B. - There is some evidence of an inverse relationship between coffee drinking and cancer of the large bowel; coffee drinking could not be classified as to its carcinogenicity to other organs."

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