[LINK] New Scientist 'special investigation' into mobile phones
Thu, 14 Sep 2000 20:12:34 +1100 (EST)
New Scientist has published a report on the health problems, or lack
of them, emanating from mobile phones. The full article, which is a
'special investigation', is available at
GET YOUR HEAD ROUND THIS...
By David Concar
Forget the hype--there's still no evidence that mobile phones will
mangle your memories or give you cancer. But the microwaves they emit
may be up to something. Meet the fast-growing worms and boozing rats
that have the experts baffled...and discover why a phone call might
make you quick on the draw
FOR ANYONE WHO USES a mobile, these are worrying times. "Mobile phone
killed my man," screamed one headline last year. In February came
claims that an unpublished study had found that cellphones cause
memory loss. And last month, a British tabloid devoted its front page
to a picture supposedly showing how mobiles heat the brain.
But speak to the scientists whose work is the focus of these scares
and you hear a different story. First, there is no evidence that
mobiles cause cancer or any other illness in people. You can also
forget about mobiles "cooking" your brain--a mild bout of exercise
will heat your head more than the puny microwaves that the devices
emit. And finally, the study fuelling the latest claims about mobile
phones scrambling the mind in fact shows nothing of the kind.
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