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  1. joker fox

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    I just bought the stylo 2 and this warning "warning! this product contains chemicals known to the state of California to cause cancer." and i'm a little afraid.
    Can someone explain this to me and do other phones have the same warning?

     

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    Does it say that on the literature that came with the device?

    Honestly, (and personally), I wouldn't worry about it at all.
    I've seen that warning on just about everything lol....

    Breathing the outside air can cause cancer (I'm being sarcastic ;) )
     
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    it's on the first page of the important information book.
     
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    Ah, I'd have to look at mine but I'm sure it says something along the same lines.

    Again, I wouldn't worry about it;)

    Glad to have you here and be sure to check out the forum for your device here:
    http://androidforums.com/forums/lg-stylo-2.3403/
    Not a lot going on there but the more, the merrier!
     
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    Just don't eat the device!
     
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    I have a feeling the warning is not directed toward people who simply use the device but rather toward people who might disassemble the device (although eating is a lot funnier lol).
     
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    Yes it makes the battery life worse and the phone lag.[emoji14]
     
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    They just have to display that warning to avoid future demands..that's the whole reason..since there's always some one coming up with some mayor sue..
     
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    Just don't try to eat or smoke it. They have to have cancer warnings in-case anyone tries to. Dimwit lawsuits and/or California State legislation probably.
     
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    Everything causes cancer.

    I hope you don't live anywhere near overhead power lines... They cause cancer too.
    They really say that.

    I have a friend who has tried all the alternative Methods to holding his phone up to his ear
    (since this is how the cancer gets to your brain) :
    Loudspeaker, earphones, holding his phone about 6 inches from his ear (then he's like "what... What... What... I can't hear you '),

    It's actually pretty hilarious.
     
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    Especially in California.
     
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    They put that warning there to avoid a lawsuit. Same reason irons are sold with the warning "remove clothing before ironing" :D
     
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    Smoking directly/indirectly causes, or at least increases risk for, almost every single non-infectious and I don't see anyone running for the hills from it.

    The risk of getting cancer from a cellphone via radiation is perhaps the same risk as you getting colon cancer from bbq or flame grilled meat. Yes they do increase colon cancer risk.
     
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    Follow the instructions carefully that was presented to you with the device and keep in mind that you now possess a device that carries a lot of government infractions to keep you and the environment safe.
     
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    You'll have more to worry about from the Sun then from your phone if there's a cancer warning on it.
     
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    It's been known in latest research that putting your phone near to your bed EVERY NIGHT when you sleep causes cancer. It's true. I've heard of people who get brain tumors because of that.

    I wouldn't worry because I do not bring my device into my room at night.
     
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    Being a California native myself, I can't believe everyone passed up the easy joke about "just move to another state!" Lol. You guys are asleep at the switch today! :p:p:p
     
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    Give me a link to that so called research. Please. Doubt it's even true, especially since both the UK and US cancer research facilities both say that there is no conclusive evidence saying that. It's one thing to say that there are studies saying that, it's another to say that these studies weren't faked. There's nothing in the NCBI either that says this has been conclusively proven. Plus not putting the phone beside you at bedtime will not make any difference. Your phone is a receiver of the electromagnetic signals, not a transmitter. It only transmits during a call, or when you have an active upload. This means the radiation around your body when you sleep with the phone beside you and when it is in the other room is the same because the phone is not the source of the electromagnetic signal, rather it's the cell towers.

    Anecdotal evidence of people blaming cellphones for brain tumor. Please. I've encountered patients blaming supernatural beings giving them illnesses. That doesn't make those claims true.
     
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    Every product ever has a warning of some sort from Cali. :p

    Our Christmas lights, our pressure washer, every other thing we see really. It's kinda a running joke between my wife and I we see it so much.

    Cali apparently has higher standards or a greater urge for the disclaimers or, something..
     
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    Or a greater number of ignorant people doing stupid things and involving the law on it. I mean maybe somebody found out that the chemicals used in making motherboards were potentially carcinogenic and sued someone or whatever.
     
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    SURGEON GENERAL'S WARNING:
    Smoking and eating phones causes cancer.
     
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    Substances that cause DNA mutations are known as mutagens, and mutagens that cause cancers are known as carcinogens. Mutagens that cause super powers are called exigens, and mutagens that cause nothing, but still make you afraid of them are called republigens.
     
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    They're giving Cali a bad name :oops:
     
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