Is Motorcycle Use Linked to Cancer? – Part II



Earlier this week, I talked about Randall Dale Chipkar’s awkwardly entitled book, “Are Motorcycles Killing Us With Cancers of the Prostate, Colon, Kidney, Bone, Etc?” which claims to link motorcycle use to cancer.

At the time that I wrote that post, Chipkar’s promotional website (found here) didn’t seem to have much up other than a press release and a checkout cart to buy the book. However, I found that Chipkar’s been shilling a protective motorcycle shield for those who buy into the EMF theory:

From Strange New Products:

“EMF” stands for electromagnetic field. [Chipkar] claims that EMFs can cause cancer, and that motorcycles are emitting enough of these EMFs to put riders in danger. His EMF shield can be fitted inside a motorcycle seat to provide riders with “peace of mind”.

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And, that’s how scare tactics work as a marketing technique, folks. Like I said earlier, I’ll believe the claims when I see the data.

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  1. ingemar simpliciano says:

    y’know… there’s this saying…. cruelty breeds cruelty… and so does good deeds… stop the sham and enough of the worrying…. be selfish if you must… but dont let it affect or cause aggravation to others…just let things happen and enjoy the ride brother…. if you truly are a biker… you know nothing else matters….

  2. Author RDC says:

    We have more knowledge today than ever before and as consumers we need to take a stand for truth. Initially proof was a major challenge, however, today’s versions of both my book and website provide facts and evidence warranting rider protection worldwide.

    No one wants cancer controversial forces racing through their body every time they ride. This information is certainly relevant to avid riders who are cancer survivors.

    You don’t have to be a doctor or health professional to understand these issues. Common sense can guide us. Science proves electromagnetic danger. Correlation and probability is all that we need to make rational decisions regarding our health.

    “Medicine is a science of uncertainty and an art of probability.” – Sir William Osler

    For those few who feel that ridicule is the answer to this important issue we hope one day you will change your point of view and join us on this rider safety quest. After the jabs, jokes, skeptics and misquotes the fact still remains that millions of avid riders are having excessive cancer controversial forces penetrating their groins every time they ride.

    We all have to make our own choices.

  3. WTF!! huh?? oh right cellphones kill, microwave ovens do to.. television induces epileptic attacks.. the sun gives us skin cancer. ,aybe we should all just live inside a friggin box. another dumb research. i’ve been riding bikes since waaaaaaaayyyyyyy back when. am healthy at 30 years i look like im 25. live life, worry too much you’ll die anyway so why not die doing what makes you happy!

  4. ingemar simpliciano says:

    i dont know what research mr. chipkar did to conclude cancer related to motorcycles but if it is true… wouldnt vietnam, malaysia, indonesia, philippines, etc would be the first to report a sudden surge of cancer cases since these countries have motorcycles as their public form of transportation since the 60s? and like they are in the million? and that most of the people here ride their bikes for more that 8 hours everyday?

  5. I am aware of who the ghost rider is and whose identity is irrelevant as long as the important issues get discussed. My site is self-explanatory and rider safety is the goal. Extremely high magnetic field radiation levels penetrating into the groin is not a joke and I am receiving worldwide support about this emerging health issue.

    Let’s put true freedom back into riding motorcycles.

    Randall Dale Chipkar

  6. Ghost Rider is a ghost writer for Chipkar. He’s posted this exact same response wherever a link to his site is brought up on a forum or blog. Google has a search feature that alerts an individual when a topic of interest comes up. Ghost Rider is alerted whenever his site is linked to. He’s intellectually dishonest at best.

  7. Ghost rider says:

    We should not miss the point here. If your motorcycle is pushing up to 500 mG of ELF EMF radiation into your groin then there is reason for health concern. Page 2 of the motorcyclecancer site presents facts that cannot be ignored. Riding is dangerous enough and we should not have to gamble with our health on this technical level also. Cancers are becoming an epidemic and ELF EMF radiation is emerging as a recognized carcinogen. To quote the site:

    Individual responsibility leads to content accountability. Science proves electromagnetic danger. Now that a type of motorcycle ELF EMF has been exposed, I hope denial is not going to be considered as a solution.

    Ultimately the choice is our own to become more educated about these EMF issues.

    As for governments and industry keeping people in the dark about emerging EMF health issues, I would like to quote the site again:

    Many experts believe existing government regulations are extremely inadequate concerning various EM close exposures and public safety. Unfortunately this can create a false sense of well being for different industries that claim compliance to government standards. Where does that leave the consumer?

    I feel that this Chipkar guy is bang on target and time will prove him correct.

  8. Ghost Rider says:

    We should not miss the point here. If your motorcycle is pushing up to 500 mG of ELF EMF radiation into your groin then there is reason for health concern. Page 2 of the motorcyclecancer site is no joke. Riding is dangerous enough and we should not have to gamble with our health on this technical level also. Cancers are becoming an epidemic and unnatural forces are taking the spotlight for causation. To quote the site: Individual responsibility leads to content accountability. Ultimately the choice is our own to become more educated about these EMF issues.

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