2009-10-15 / Letters/Opinion

What's Your Opinion?

Compiled by Bill O’Neill

QUESTION: NEW STUDIES SHOW THAT SOME CELL PHONES EMIT MORE RADIATION THAN OTHERS. DOES THAT BOTHER YOU, AND DOES IT MAKE YOU WANT TO CHANGE YOUR PHONE? WHY OR WHY NOT?


“No, it doesn’t bother me. I wouldn’t change my phone. How much radiation is? And how are they proving that it’s dangerous?” –Peter Irslinger, Canarsie “No, it doesn’t bother me. I wouldn’t change my phone. How much radiation is? And how are they proving that it’s dangerous?” –Peter Irslinger, Canarsie
“No, and I wouldn’t change my phone. It’s really because I haven’t heard of a cell phone affecting anybody.” –Wednesday Callender, Canarsie “No, and I wouldn’t change my phone. It’s really because I haven’t heard of a cell phone affecting anybody.” –Wednesday Callender, Canarsie
“Yes, it does bother me, especially because it’s dangerous for kids. Definitely, I’ll change my phone to get one that has less radiation.” –Pamela Grant, Canarsie “Yes, it does bother me, especially because it’s dangerous for kids. Definitely, I’ll change my phone to get one that has less radiation.” –Pamela Grant, Canarsie
“Yes, of course it bothers me. I try to put on my speaker phone - so I don’t hold the phone next to my ear and get the radiation. I can’t really afford to shop around for a new phone.” –Jeanette Ware, East New York “Yes, of course it bothers me. I try to put on my speaker phone - so I don’t hold the phone next to my ear and get the radiation. I can’t really afford to shop around for a new phone.” –Jeanette Ware, East New York
“I’ll use my phone no matter what. They are always going to find something wrong with what we eat, use and breathe anyway.” –Stephanie Gray, Canarsie “I’ll use my phone no matter what. They are always going to find something wrong with what we eat, use and breathe anyway.” –Stephanie Gray, Canarsie
“Not really. I wouldn’t change my phone. I mean, this is not something that bothers me. They are always coming out with studies.” –Taslisa Soto, Canarsie “Not really. I wouldn’t change my phone. I mean, this is not something that bothers me. They are always coming out with studies.” –Taslisa Soto, Canarsie
“Of course it bothers me. And if they had a government program like the Cash for Clunkers for cell phones, I’d trade mine in. But I definitely am not going looking around for a new phone. They are too expensive.” –Bertrand Saint Victor, Canarsie “Of course it bothers me. And if they had a government program like the Cash for Clunkers for cell phones, I’d trade mine in. But I definitely am not going looking around for a new phone. They are too expensive.” –Bertrand Saint Victor, Canarsie
“Well, basically what it is is that my family only uses our cell phones for emergency situations. We are not using them for any length of time. So I don’t think it’s dangerous and we don’t have to change our phones.” –Simon Pinder, Canarsie “Well, basically what it is is that my family only uses our cell phones for emergency situations. We are not using them for any length of time. So I don’t think it’s dangerous and we don’t have to change our phones.” –Simon Pinder, Canarsie

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