Some may consider themselves experts at distinguishing fake breasts from real ones, but a video posted to YouTube on May 5 featuring a unique method of detection has gone viral.
According to the clip, the trick is to shine a cellphone light on the breasts, making them radiate, reports the Mirror.
Thai model Wichooda Cheychom of Lopburi Province in central Thailand demonstrates the method by using her own silicone breast implants as an example.
She turns off the lights in the room and shines two smartphone lights on both sides of her boobs to make them glow in the dark.
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According to the Thai model, the phenomenon occurs because silicone implants absorb the light produced by cellphones. “Sometimes I’m scared of my own boobs,” reads the video caption.
Chychom’s odd video has garnered more than five million views within one week, according to the Mirror. Although, the revealing top she wears in the video and her nearly exposed breasts may be reasons for all of the attention.
But is this technique safe? There have been reports of radiation from smartphones causing breast cancer in some women, according to Snopes.
A 21-year-old Pennsylvania woman who was diagnosed with breast cancer carried her smartphone in her bra for many years.
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Tiffany Franz and her family have blamed the breast cancer diagnosis on holding her phone next to her bare chest for six years. Although there are other cases of women holding cellphones in their bra and getting cancer, the theory has not been proven.
Cellphone manufacturers and some doctors advise women to carry their devices at some distance away from direct contact with skin.
So, is there an actual connection between breast cancer and cell phones? Plastic surgeon Lisa Bailey says the radiation of radio frequency signals from smartphones may cause a hazard, Snopes reports.
"These young breasts in the early evolution are more sensitive to changes that might lead to cancer," Bailey said. "There's no evidence, but that's because we haven't studied it."
"Until further data either supports it or disproves it, I would keep cell phones away from the body, in particular the breasts," adds breast cancer radiologist, Dr. June Chen.