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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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Yeah Right
By slickr on 9/12/2007 7:15:36 PM , Rating: 2
As sky is red and water is gray
As we breathe methanol and eat grass.

Come on short term?
What about when using mobile phone for 5+ years.
Yeah even 10 seconds of nuclear radiation may not have serious health consiquences but stay 1 minute and you are mutant or dead!

RE: Yeah Right
By TomZ on 9/12/2007 7:58:41 PM , Rating: 1
If someone pushes on your hand for 10 seconds with a light force, does it break your hand? No.

If someone pushes on your hand for 1 hour with the same force, does it break your hand? Still no.

Why do you assume everything must accumulate to eventually do some harm?

RE: Yeah Right
By siberus on 9/12/2007 8:23:46 PM , Rating: 5
xD the first time I read your post I misread it. Thought u were using jedi powers to push his hands. Damn I'm aging horribly, stupid cellphone :'(

RE: Yeah Right
By xsilver on 9/12/2007 9:46:34 PM , Rating: 5
conversely; if you put a piece of meat in the microwave on low power for 10 seconds does anything cook? no.

if you put it in there for 1 hour does anything cook?

Im not saying I agree with this but there is no hard evidence either way imo.

RE: Yeah Right
By slickr on 9/13/07, Rating: 0
RE: Yeah Right
By Misty Dingos on 9/13/2007 7:52:22 AM , Rating: 2
Sadly you must be uninformed as to the nature of non-ionizing radiation. Is there a risk of cancer if you are exposed to a heat lamp for an extended period of time? Perhaps. What if you kicked that up to a UV lamp? Maybe a little more but still doubtful. Now kick it up another notch and you have some RF radiation. Every time you chit-chat on your cell phone you expose yourself to a small amount of RF radiation. It does not accumulate in your tissues anymore than light accumulates in your skin. End the call and it stops. Now could you suffer ill effects of extended cell phone use? Yes. But you are more likely to have tennis elbow or carpel tunnel syndrome from holding the phone for hours or from franticly punching on the key pad. An ulcer is also possible from getting the bill for all the charges and hidden fees. Or knee injuries from groveling on them when you beg the boss for a raise to pay for your cell phone plan.

RE: Yeah Right
By jajig on 9/13/2007 8:01:52 AM , Rating: 2
Well here's a link to someone that died from the radiation given off by UV lamps

RE: Yeah Right
By acer905 on 9/13/2007 9:27:06 AM , Rating: 2
One slight problem... A heat lamp uses infrared thermal radiation, which sits just lower than visible light in the EM spectrum. A UV lamp is Ultraviolet radiation, which is just above visible light in the EM spectrum. a cell phone uses radio waves which are much, much lower in the spectrum. IF you want numbers, IR radiation is measured in THz (10^12) UV radiation is measured in PHz (10^15) and Cell phones have a frequency measured in GHz (10^9) So the order of power is RF, IR, UV.

RE: Yeah Right
By Misty Dingos on 9/13/2007 10:09:53 AM , Rating: 2
But none of them are ionizing radiation. And while it has be shown that UV radiation can cause cancer, exposure to it in moderation is not likely to result in anything other than premature ugliness. If you want to get cancer from you cell phone. Take it apart and eat it. That will likely cause you greater health concerns than using it.

RE: Yeah Right
By acer905 on 9/13/2007 4:10:35 PM , Rating: 2
Oh, don't get me wrong i agree with what you're saying... i just wanted you to make sure you knew the right order. Personally i think that California is what causes cancer, you know, with everything in existance being "known to the state of California to cause cancer"

RE: Yeah Right
By slickr on 9/13/07, Rating: 0
RE: Yeah Right
By Misty Dingos on 9/13/2007 2:09:47 PM , Rating: 2
So I am a blinded fool. Hmmmm. And I should STFU. Hmmmm. And you want me to have a leg placed in my rectum. Hmmm. And you feel my view is uninformed and unwise. Indeed as if I were a toddler. And you further feel that if I were to be diagnosed with terminal brain cancer (caused by cell phone radiation) that this would indeed change my view point. But you further feel that I would weep for my maternal parent as I have been proven ignorant. That cover it? It was a little hard to follow.

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