Not at all. I am merely making the point that fear-mongering about mobile phone radiation because it is category 2B on the IARC list is idiotic for any number of reasons. It is not in any way as dangerous as lead or chloroform, but if you list it alongside those things it sounds scary and that’s the whole point of the original piece.

If the original piece had said “according to the WHO, mobile phones are less likely to cause cancer than stir-fries”, it would sound a lot less scary but a lot more true.

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