On Tuesday I linked to a CNN article reporting on the World Health Organization's announcement that mobile phone use can increase the risk of cancer. Phil Plait at Discover's Bad Astronomer blog writes:
You may also wish to note what other things are categorized as Group 2B possible carcinogens, including gasoline, pickled vegetables, and (GASP!) coffee. My opinion here is that while a link between cell phones and brain cancer cannot be ruled out, without a strong correlation and a numerical statement about the odds, it seems very unlikely to me that such a connection is something to worry about. I’m far more worried about the dingus in traffic in front of me gabbing to his friend on his phone and causing an accident than I am about me getting brain cancer from my own. Source via John Gruber @ Daring Fireball.