Tuesday, September 11th 2007

RFID Tags Cause Cancer in Lab Rats; Use in Pets and Humans Questioned

RFID tags recently have been finding all sorts of interesting uses. An RFID tag inside a pet can be used by animal shelters to figure out who exactly the animal belongs to, leading to a fast, happy reunion. With the recent FDA approval of RFID tagging of humans, businesses are considering using them as an easy way to keep track of employees. However, an independent firm questioned the FDA, and ran some controlled tests of their own. Their results are extremely surprising: test animals with the RFID tags came down with cancer more often than those that did not have the RFID tags. Some RFID manufacturers might acknowledge these results, and try to make a safer RFID tag. However, this may not be possible, as "it is common for inflamed tissue surrounding a foreign object in the body to develop cancerous cells".Source: Neoseeker
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6 Comments on RFID Tags Cause Cancer in Lab Rats; Use in Pets and Humans Questioned

#1
newtekie1
Semi-Retired Folder
I don't care that much when they say something causes cancer in lab rats/mice. The damn things are cancer factories! They all end up getting cancer eventually anyway, regardless. So it really isn't a good judge on if something causes cancer. They do use them for this type of testing because they are highly prone to getting cancer, it is a scare tactic. I would much rather see the number of actual pets that came back with Cancer after getting these.
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#2
Weer
Say NO to RFID in humans.
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WarEagleAU
Bird of Prey
anything dealing with the government and businesses "tagging" you isnt good no matter what.
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#4
Nemesis881
You can do everything right and still get cancer...

But I agree, anything involving tagging a human is bad news. I am not a number, I am a free man!!! :rockout:
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#5
wazzledoozle
I dont see the point of putting the chip under the skin, for practical uses. Just a collar with a RFID chip would do.
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#6
anticlutch
by: wazzledoozle
I dont see the point of putting the chip under the skin, for practical uses. Just a collar with a RFID chip would do.
That takes being the office bitch to a whole new level...:laugh:
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