It may not come as a surprise to many that the Asahi Shimbun reported yesterday that over 100million people in Japan own cell phones – almost the whole population.
The precise results show that there were 100,012,200 contracts at the end of November 2007.
This comes 30 years after in-car cell phones were introduced to Japan in 1979 and 20 years after the portable cell phone in 1987. The media seem to have forgotten the reports that cell-phone waves could be damaging to our health. Considering that there is pretty much a ratio of one cell-phone to one person in Japan, should health risks not be made an issue again so we can decipher whether it is safe that we are no doubt, constantly surrounded by cell-phone radiation? Perhaps it is time that the media brought this to the lime-light again.
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