A close call: Why the jury is still out on mobile phones
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Is a rise in brain tumours linked to the radiation sources we hold so close to our heads? Experts can’t agree on the answer
Allegations of lobbying, bad science, not enough science, conflicts of interest, political inertia, scaremongering and lawsuits: the debate surrounding the safety of mobile phones has it all. With more than 5 billion users worldwide, mobile phones have undoubtedly become central to modern life in just two decades, but could they be a health hazard?
Scientists at the Children with Cancer conference in London this week will advocate that governments adopt the ‘precautionary principle’ – advising phone users to take simple steps to protect themselves and their children from potential, not proven, long term health risks of electromagnetic fields - especially head cancers.
- 'The biggest experiment of our species' - Jo Miller, 2012-04-24, 15:39