Mobile Phone Radiation May Alter Your Brain. Let's Talk.
Posted in: Mobile & Wireless at 31/03/2011 19:39
In a culture where people cradle their cellphones next to their heads with the same constancy and affection that toddlers hold their security blankets, it was unsettling last month when a study published in The Journal of the American Medical Association indicated that doing so could alter brain activity.
The report said it was unclear whether the changes in the brain -- an increase in glucose metabolism after using the phone for less than an hour -- had any negative health or behavioral effects. But it has many people wondering what they can do to protect themselves short of (gasp) using a landline.
"Cellphones are fantastic and have done much to increase productivity," said Dr. Nora Volkow, the lead investigator of the study and director of the National Institute of Drug Abuse at the National Institutes of Health. "I'd never tell people to stop using them entirely."
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