Sheryl Crow: My Cell Phone May Have Caused My Brain Tumor

Earlier this week, singer Sheryl Crow appeared on Katie Couric’s new television show, where, among other things, she discussed her brain tumor. Crow told Couric that she believes it’s possible that the brain tumor was caused by her excessive use of her cellphone:

Although “there are no doctors that will confirm that,” she told Katie Couric. “I do have the theory that it’s possible that it’s related to that. I [used to spend] hours on the old archaic cell phones.”

The comments have already ignited another round of public anxiety the issue. And many stories have gone out of their way to debunk her claim. Even Crow said no doctor would support her claim.

It’s true as of now, there is no definitive proof that cell phones cause brain tumors. Still, the topic is more complex and less settled than most people realize. Indeed, Congress has recently asked the FCC to revisit its rules and regulations on the issue.

See my column from two years ago on the topic here.

Here’s the segment from the Katie Couric show:

And here’s a segment from Headline News. It’s worth watching because it contains some common sense advice about how to deal with the topic:


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