I have read with interest the article by Thomas Plotz entitled “Mobile Phone Radiation and Cancer”1 wherein he has addressed the possible link between mobile phone use and cancer. Despite its strengths, this paper has at least one major shortcoming. This shortcoming comes from the point that readers who are physics teachers (and their students) may think the only main problem associated with mobile phone use is cancer. Although this paper aims to discuss the cancer issue, it discusses the orientation in bees (“Another study with bees indicates a connection between microwaves and the capability to orientate. Bees exposed to radiation were less able to find their way back to their beehive”), and interestingly ignores substantial evidence indicating adverse health effects of mobile phone use in students (e.g., headache, concentration problems, fatigue, depression, poor sleep quality, and insomnia).2,3 Moreover, while the author has paid attention to the effects...

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