Cell Phone Blues

The controversy, contradictions, fears, assumptions and at last inconclusiveness continues to hunt the cell phones.
But why not to use it, an essential item judiciously.

Amplify’d from www.reuters.com
A man talks on his cell phone inside Grand Central Station in New York in this March 4, 2008 file photo. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

CHICAGO (Reuters) – Spending 50 minutes with a cellphone 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, adding that the study will likely not settle recurring concerns of a link between cellphones and brain cancer.

Some studies have linked cellphone exposure to an increased risk of brain cancers, but a large study by the World Health Organization was inconclusive.

“Much has to be done to further investigate and understand these effects,” they wrote.

Professor Patrick Haggard of University College London said the results were interesting since the study suggests a direct effect of cellphone signals on brain function.

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