May 21st, 2011
01:16 AM ET

Video: Is your cell phone safe?

Editor's note: Anderson Cooper and Dr. Sanjay Gupta discuss the debate about whether cell phones play a role in causing brain cancer.

Filed under: 360° Radar
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  1. Erick

    This is ridiculous. If cell phones emitted microwaves at a high enough amplitude to cook your brain - you would feel it getting very hot, very fast, and it would be very painful.

    The researcher used a model that doesn't represent the brain and a skull at all.

    This story should be on the ridiculist.

    May 23, 2011 at 12:43 am |
  2. Teresa

    Regarding the Bluetooth, if Anderson Cooper begins using that, I believe it has the radiation in it, since it becomes the phone. I believe I read that on the Bluetooth information. You may want to research this to see if that's the case. Just watching out for you, Mr. Anderson. I use hands free in my car, but with a wire attached. I keep my phone away from my entire body. I read about the radiation a few years ago on the cell phone packaging. I was worried about it, too.

    May 22, 2011 at 5:12 pm |
  3. pala.towai

    is it safty to use my cellphone.yes or no

    May 22, 2011 at 9:30 am |
  4. Walton Knowles

    At least this idscussion in on the same page as the reports of the upcoming rapture, which is where it belongs. Despite what the good doctor claims, there have been many, many long term studies that have show there has been NO increase in brain cancer despite tremendous increases in cell phone usage over the past decades. Sanjay is just flat inaccurate in saying there have been such increases. Check your facts.

    May 21, 2011 at 6:08 pm |
  5. Natalie M.

    I appreciate this segment since I have been an avid Blackberry user for the past several years. Last year I upgraded to a newer model and ended up contacting the company since it would get so hot on my ear. I actually feel heat radiating through my ear and the burning sensation would last in a 3" radius. The company made me think I was crazy and replaced the battery. I am totally against talking with the cell to the ear or even bluetooth ear piece.

    May 21, 2011 at 2:36 am |