From: Microwave News
May 27… Larry King will devote tonight’s show to a discussion on “Cell Phones: Are They Dangerous?” Among those scheduled to appear are Drs. Keith Black, the head of neurosurgery at Cedars-Sinai Hospital in Los Angeles, Sanjay Gupta, a neurosurgeon and CNN’s chief medical correspondent, Vini Khurana, an Australian neurosurgeon (see April 10 below), Louis Slesin, the editor of Microwave News, and Michael Thun of the American Cancer Society.
Black treated Johnny Cochran, O.J. Simpson’s attorney, who died of a brain tumor in 2005. Cochran’s widow, Dale, will also be on the show. “There’s a significant correlation between the side that one uses [a] cell phone on and the side that you develop the brain tumor on,” Black told CNN’s Gupta three years ago. Taking an opposing view was Howard Frumkin of Emory University and more recently CDC. “This is a very low probability kind of a thing approaching zero probability,” Frumkin said, “There’s no evidence to support the idea that Mr. Cochran’s brain tumor resulted from cell phone use.”
From: The Independent
Mobile phones could kill far more people than smoking or asbestos, a study by an award-winning cancer expert has concluded. He says people should avoid using them wherever possible and that governments and the mobile phone industry must take “immediate steps” to reduce exposure to their radiation.
The study, by Dr Vini Khurana, is the most devastating indictment yet published of the health risks.
In 1990, about 220 fluorinated pharmaceutical drugs were on the market. Now some 1,500 are under development. With millions of people taking these classes of fluorinated drugs, events similar to those at Virginia Tech are bound to occur. This incident was a great tragedy. I send my prayers for all those who were killed and injured and especially to their families.
SSRI antidepressants, except in a few instances, are fluorinated molecules. These include citalopram, escitalopram oxalate, fluoxetine, fluvoxamine maleate, and paroxetine. A notable exception is sertraline. Because of the difficulty of biological systems in dealing with metabolism of fluorinated molecules, fluorinated antibiotics and antidepressants are among the major fluorinated organics found in treated city sewage and wastewater.