Buzzing About Safety

The latest studies say there is no cell-phone risk, but many users are making their own decisions about taking precautions

Like many other Americans, Renee Shafransky has heard the scare stories about how the continual use of cell phones may cause brain cancer. And like many other Americans, she is loath to give up the freedom and convenience that her beloved cell phone brings. So Shafransky, who is studying to become a psychotherapist at the Pacifica Graduate Institute in Carpinteria, Calif., takes a rather odd precaution while talking. "I always switch the phone from one side of my head to the other, so I can equalize the radiation," she says. Glenn Wilson, a truck driver in Oak Park, Ill., is worried...

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