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Author Topic: Cell phones can kill  (Read 2459 times)

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Offline allopathicholistic

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Cell phones can kill
« on: May 31, 2007, 09:05:29 PM »
Hey guys. Sorry if this was posted earlier. I'm not logged on here as much these days due to school. It's an FYI about a specific cell phone danger which I never knew about. Thanks to JeffreyJ for sharing this with me
READ THIS. I've done this too!  Never thought about how dangerous it
> > >> might be! Re-Charging Cell Phones I went to snopes.com to be sure it
> > >> wasn't an urban legend & it's not. It is very true! And I do this all
> > >> the time! Not anymore!!!!!!!! This seems important enough to forward
> > >> to
> > >> others. It's wise to be safe and safe being wise. This was also on
> > >> Pittsburgh 's WTAE channel 4 News. Never, ever answer a cell phone
> > >> while
> > >> it is being CHARGED!! A few days ago, a person was recharging his cell
> > >> phone at home. Just at  that time a call came and he answered it with
> > >> the instrument still connected to the outlet. After a few seconds
> > >> electricity flowed into the cell phone unrestrained and the  young man
> > >> was thrown to the ground with a heavy thud. His parents rushed to the
> > >> room only to  find him unconscious, with a weak heartbeat and burnt
> > >> fingers. He was rushed to the nearby  hospital, but was pronounced
> > >> dead
> > >> on arrival. Cell phones are a very useful modern   invention. However,
> > >> we must be aware that it can also be an instrument of death. Never use
> > >> the cell phone while it is hooked to the electrical outlet! FORWARD
> > >> THIS

Offline DanielMark

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Re: Cell phones can kill
« Reply #1 on: June 01, 2007, 06:07:06 AM »
Cell phones are a very useful modern  invention. However, we must be aware that it can also be an instrument of death.

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Offline Grinch

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Re: Cell phones can kill
« Reply #2 on: June 03, 2007, 04:25:10 PM »
I call Bullshit.

I just looked at my cellphone charger 5.9V dc at 375 mA.  Thats less than a 9v battery.  The charger contains a step down transformer and an AC/DC converter. probably a bridge rectifier.  There is no way that the 120VAC on the primary side is going to go across a transformer, through a AC/DC converter and voltage regulator, up the skinny little wire, through the charging circuitry and shock you through a non-conductive plastic cellphone case.

If you explained that the battery got hot and exploded, maybe I'd buy that.

Offline Queen Tokelove

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Re: Cell phones can kill
« Reply #3 on: June 03, 2007, 06:09:46 PM »
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Offline allopathicholistic

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Re: Cell phones can kill
« Reply #4 on: June 03, 2007, 09:01:06 PM »
Grinch - It's a copy n paste. There's no need to get huffy

I for one will not answer my cell phone while it's plugged in. I know that power surges can and do occur. Better safe than sorry

Offline Grinch

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Re: Cell phones can kill
« Reply #5 on: June 03, 2007, 09:34:00 PM »
Not at all huffy. Just calling bullshit where I smell it.
As an update I went to the snopes.com site.  Here's a cut and paste.

#  Using cell phones while they are being recharged poses a general and serious danger of electrocution:   False

Even the website mentioned called it false.
A power surge that could jump through the charger to the phone and electrocute you through the plastic case would be so powerful that the phone would be the least of your worries.

Offline Iggy

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Re: Cell phones can kill
« Reply #6 on: June 03, 2007, 11:25:48 PM »
Modified - Just noticed that Grinch already posted the info - I'll just leave the link


« Last Edit: June 03, 2007, 11:28:20 PM by Iggy »

Offline Matty the Damned

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Re: Cell phones can kill
« Reply #7 on: June 04, 2007, 02:40:46 AM »


Offline J.R.E.

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Re: Cell phones can kill
« Reply #8 on: June 04, 2007, 09:12:58 AM »

I understand they can cut off circulation to the head ! :P   :

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Offline carousel

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Re: Cell phones can kill
« Reply #9 on: June 04, 2007, 09:30:51 AM »
I've been reliably been informed that the radiation in the phone stimulates the growth of hair in the ear.




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