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In "Fearing Well," Jeff Wise tells us what we should--and shouldn't--worry about in 2012 [Jan. 9]. But he underestimates the potential dangers of cell-phone use by relying on "numerous studies [that] have found no convincing evidence of health risks." Sometimes we need to be more fearful of the long-term danger of low-level exposure (and more skeptical when large corporations are putting out information that is helpful to their bottom line). In the case of cell phones' non-ionizing radiation and its possible effects--particularly on our children's developing brains and bodies--this fear could be crucial.

Melissa Levine, IRVINE, CALIF.

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