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Cell Phones Increase Brain Activity, Stir Fears
Amid New Evidence, Cell Phone Cancer Debate Persists

By Courtney Hutchison
ABC News
February 22, 2011

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Fears concerning the possible dangers of prolonged cell phone use won’t go away, despite numerous studies showing no conclusive link between cell phones and brain tumors or cancer.

Now new data from the National Institutes of Health suggesting that cell phone radiation boosts brain activity is poised to stir the debate even further.

Researchers used PET scans to measure brain activity in 47 participants when they had cell phones held to their ears in both off and on but muted positions and found that exposure to an in-use cell phone for more than 50 minutes increased brain activity by about 7 percent in the regions closes to the antenna.

This suggests that while no link has been proven between adverse health effects and cell phone radiation, the human brain is sensitive in some way to the electromagnetic waves coming off of a cell phone.


Cell Phone Radiation Ratings
From The Environmental Working Group

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Four billion people around the globe own cell phones. As the market for new devices has grown, so have concerns about the safety of cell phone radiation.

Recent studies find significantly higher risks for brain and salivary gland tumors among people using cell phones for 10 years or longer. The state of the science is provocative and troubling, and much more research is essential.

We at Environmental Working Group are still using our cell phones, but we also believe that until scientists know much more about cell phone radiation, it’s smart for consumers to buy phones with the lowest emissions.

The U.S. government ought to require cell phone companies to label their products’ radiation output so that consumers can do the numbers at the point of sale.

It doesn’t, so EWG has created this user-friendly interactive online guide to cell phone emissions, covering over 1,000 phones currently on the market.



Other Important Resources:

Safer Phone Zone
CNET’s Guide To Cell Phone Radiation Levels
ConsumerAffairs on Cell Phones and Cancer
NHNE On Cell Phones & Related Issues

Click on the graphic above for suggestions about how to use cell phones safely.


Wake Up Call
Reporter: Liam Bartlett
Producer: Nick Greenaway
60 Minutes
Friday, April 3, 2009

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If you own a mobile phone, you must see this. For years, the experts have been arguing over them. Some say they’re perfectly safe, others claim they fry your brains. Well, an international team of doctors, including two of Australia’s finest surgeons, have just released their latest, comprehensive research. And, as the father of young children, it really made Liam Bartlett sit up and take notice. They say prolonged use of mobile phones could double the risk of malignant brain tumours. The deadliest of all cancers, the kind that leaves no survivors. With an entire generation now growing up hooked on their mobiles, that could be absolutely devastating…



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