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Introduction: Potential Health Hazards Associated with the Use of Cellular Telephones



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Hand-held cellular telephones have been used in the United States since 1984. By early 2001, the number of cell-phone users in the United States had exploded to more than 100 million, and to more than 500 million worldwide. Concerns about adverse health effects associated with cell-phone use have been raised, particularly their role in motor vehicle crashes and the incidence of certain cancers (see, for example, the note below about cell phone shields). This Science Olympiad Problem involves investigations performed by Disease Detectives to determine whether these associations were real.




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