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UK report shows no link between mobile phone signals and health related side effects

Conclusions from a study conducted in the UK on the health impact of using mobile telephones were released today. The Mobile Telecommunications and Health Research Programme (MTHR) undertook the study as part of its 2007 report.

The study concluded that there was no evidence linking short-term mobile phone use to brain cancer. Tests performed on volunteers in the study showed that brain function was not affected by mobile phone signals or signals used by emergency agencies. The MTHR says that the results are definitive enough that no further research is needed into this area.

Part of the study included what is called the largest and most robust study of electrical hypersensitivity undertaken anywhere in the world. No evidence was found that any unpleasant symptoms experienced by sufferers are a result of exposure to mobile phone signals or from cellular towers.

Further results in the study showed after investigation that mobile phones have no affect on cells other than heating them. Longer-term exposure to mobile phone signals still warrants more research in the opinion of the study because a limited number of study participants had used a mobile phone for more than 10 years.

Further studies by the MTHR also confirmed that the use of mobile phones while driving using hands-free devices or simply holding the phone caused no more impairment on the part of the driver than any other in-car distractions.

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In related news...
By PLaYaHaTeD on 9/12/2007 6:11:21 PM , Rating: 5
In related news, members of the group MACPAD (Mothers Against Cell Phones And Driving) are disputing the accuracy of the studies performed by the MTHR. Specifically, they claim that the trials conducted on cell phone users while driving were "highly biased" and "compared against unrealistic in-car distractions". Among the study's qualified distractions, the most notable were: 1.) Lighting firecrackers in the driver's lap 2.) Having a rear passenger randomly cover the driver's eyes, and 3.) Driving while receiving a blowjob.

MTHR could not be reached for comment. O2, the UK's largest mobile network operator and co-sponsor of MTHR's research studies, declined comment.

RE: In related news...
By Oregonian2 on 9/12/2007 6:30:31 PM , Rating: 2
I don't really think the first two of your list of distractions are realistic. I also don't understand how talking on a speakerphone is more distracting than talking to someone in the back seat.

RE: In related news...
By PLaYaHaTeD on 9/12/2007 6:43:51 PM , Rating: 3
Sir, I don't know whether to laugh or cry at your response. It could go either way...

RE: In related news...
By marvdmartian on 9/13/2007 10:24:42 AM , Rating: 2
...and yet, can we take a realistic look at just how (forgive my political un-correctness) RETARDED most people drive while talking on a phone?? So fine, cell phones don't cause brain cancer.......

....they only cause DAIN BRAMAGE!!!

RE: In related news...
By Treckin on 9/12/2007 11:10:53 PM , Rating: 2
OMFG Why isnt that a 6?

Best. Comment. Ever.

Yadda I mean?

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