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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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By A5un on 9/12/2007 6:27:35 PM , Rating: 4
Title: Cellphone use don't cuase cancer.

Content: there's no direct link between short term cellphone use and cancer.

Big jump there, mate.

RE: Wow
By Oregonian2 on 9/12/2007 6:35:06 PM , Rating: 2
Yes, quite different. They've only shown that there's no proof that it does cause cancer, not proof that it doesn't.

Could probably say the same thing about Sony PS3's too though.

RE: Wow
By fk49 on 9/12/2007 9:12:41 PM , Rating: 5
Actually, PS3 cures cancer.

..via medical research using the cell processors!

RE: Wow
By Oregonian2 on 9/13/2007 2:46:29 AM , Rating: 2
Unless those cell processors are running Borg software routines....

RE: Wow
By BBeltrami on 9/12/2007 6:50:49 PM , Rating: 5
I dunno, it's right there:

"The MTHR says that the results are definitive enough that no further research is needed into this area."

And there you have it! The scientific equivalent of, "Trust me."

RE: Wow
By Alexstarfire on 9/13/2007 11:34:23 AM , Rating: 2
I think after more than a decade of use by some people that if there was a link between brain cancer and cellphones that we would have found it by now. There are too many people that talk on cellphones as part of a daily routine that we would have missed something like that. I for one have a cell phone, but I hardly talk on it. It's more like my text messaging and MP3 device, nothing more. The fact that I can use it to talk is almost like an extra feature.

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