Steve Rubel: Could Wireless Radios Become The Next Tobacco?

TobaccoLast week we saw a news report that Dr. Ronald B. Herberman, director of the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute, warned his staff about the possible health risk of using cell phones. This reignited a debate that comes around every now and then about whether or not there is an increased risk of cancer with cell phone users.

Steve Rubel picked up on the story, along with others, and is wondering if in the future we’ll be viewing and participating in this potential controversy in the same way we went through the tobacco wars.


No conclusions can be drawn at present, but can you imagine the upheaval if enough scientific evidence was uncovered that supported that hypothesis? I know of one person who is convinced that her maladies are caused by WiFi and cell phones and her beliefs have led her to a very sheltered life at present.