5/12/2010

Cell phone health study

We've heard it before; Switch your cell phone to the other side every 5 minutes. Use Bluetooth! Use the speaker phone. Well, someone is taking a look into the long-term health effects from cell phone use.
The biggest study to date into the effects of mobile-phone usage on long-term health was launched on Thursday, aiming to track at least a quarter of a million of people in five European countries for up to 30 years.

The Cohort Study on Mobile Communications (COSMOS) differs from previous attempts to examine links between mobile phone use and diseases such as cancer and neurological disorders in that it will follow users' behaviour in real time.
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Professor Lawrie Challis from MTHR said: "Many cancers take 10, 15 years for the symptoms to appear. So we've got to address the question: Could there be something out there that we need to look at?"
Read more about the Biggest study on mobile phone health effects launched at itnews.

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