from Above the Fold, EHN:
Cell phone calls alter brain activity: Study. Spending 50 minutes with a cell phone plastered to your ear is enough to change brain cell activity in the part of the brain closest to the antenna. But whether that causes any harm is not clear, scientists at the National Institutes of Health said on Tuesday. Reuters. 24 February 2011.
Study: Cell phones cause changes in brain activity. Do cell phones cause cancer? We'd all like to know, but unfortunately there's no clear answer – yet. Now an intriguing new study takes a first step toward a possible answer, suggesting that holding your cell phone to your ear does have a measurable effect on the brain, even during cell-phone sessions of less than an hour. Time Magazine. 24 February 2011.
Mobile phones 'affect the brain.' A study by the National Institutes of Health in the US suggests that mobile phones could have an effect on the brain. BBC. 24 February 2011.
Are cell phones bad for you? A new study found that a cell phone's electromagnetic field can indeed cause changes in brain activity, with the regions closest to the antenna showing higher rates of energy consumption. The good news is that there are simple ways to reduce your exposure to cell phone radiation. Time Magazine. 24 February 2011.
Cellphones stimulate our cells, but is that a bad thing? A study published in the Journal of the American Medical Assn. found evidence that cellphones’ electromagnetic energy prompts unusual levels of activity in a user’s brain, raising concern that our national habit of jabbering into our cellphones might not be completely innocuous. Los Angeles Times, California. 24 February 2011.
Brains react to cell phones. The radiation emitted after just 50 minutes on a mobile phone increases the activity in brain cells, according to a new government-funded study. The effects of that brain activity are not known, said the researchers, who called for more study. Phones that were turned off did not create the same brain activity. CNN. 24 February 2011.