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11-year long study found “no evidence” of cell phone-related adverse health effects

Posted: , by Luis D.

11-year long study found “no evidence” of cell phone-related adverse health effects

An 11-year long UK study, encompassing 31 research projects worth $22.4 million (£13.6 million), produced a report which concludes that cell phone usage has no reported health effects, busting decades-old myths about wireless signals making us sick. The 60-page long report describes it has found “no evidence” that exposure to mobile network emissions during pregnancy increases the risk of developing cancer in early childhood, or that use of mobile phones can result in risk of leukemia.

We couldn't find anything about our favorite myth of all, which said that cell phones sitting in our pockets basically microwaved our private parts. However, we're now led to believe that they are safe from invisible harm as well.

Still, the report doesn't explicitly state that mobile users are entirely safe. The report ends by recommending further studying of possible impacts of mobile phone usage on kids, as well as potential adverse reflections on sleep and brain function. Thus, the research will continue with another long-term study, investigating whether there are any delayed adverse effects of mobile phone usage, which could become apparent only after years.

For the scientifically-inclined, the full report is available in the links below.

source: Mobile Telecommunications and Health Research Programme Report 2012 via ISPReview

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posted on 13 Feb 2014, 09:19 5

1. Nikolas.Oliver (banned) (Posts: 1574; Member since: 01 Jul 2012)

This might be off-topic but without my phone there would be a large amount of awkward social pleasantries that i can otherwise avoid by pretending to do something on my phone lol.

posted on 13 Feb 2014, 09:38 1

3. ArtSim98 (Posts: 3535; Member since: 21 Dec 2012)

Lol that's what I do. Better not to do it too often though.

posted on 13 Feb 2014, 10:01 1

5. chengsae (Posts: 64; Member since: 10 Dec 2013)

yeah that should be another study. I do see this a lot. I do it myself.

posted on 13 Feb 2014, 10:36

9. Caralho (Posts: 119; Member since: 18 Jun 2012)

JUst make sure you dont take that habit into your next job interview...lol

posted on 13 Feb 2014, 09:19 3

2. LiyanaBG (Posts: 381; Member since: 07 Nov 2013)

money buys everything :) even studies

posted on 13 Feb 2014, 09:56 2

4. rusticguy (Posts: 2828; Member since: 11 Aug 2012)

Hmmm and 40 years of study couldn't prove that FAT Causes CVD/CHD Yet Big Pharma and Big Food keep ranting against FAT.

We all know absed on some studies doctors wanted STATIN Drugs to be dished out free at Fast Food Joints. This is what Demonocracy (ead Democacy) is all about.

As someone already mentioned ... money can buy everything. The esults are decided even before expeiments/study starts and then the study is designed to get the desired end result.

posted on 13 Feb 2014, 10:04

6. Augustine (Posts: 1043; Member since: 28 Sep 2013)

Maybe cell phones are not 100% safe, but I'm fine with it. Fossil fuels are far from 100% clean, but without it there'd be no international trade or air air-travel. Human action doesn't need to be nor can it ever be aseptic and we're better off this way.

posted on 13 Feb 2014, 10:06 2

7. Jayshmay (Posts: 82; Member since: 27 Mar 2011)

Here's an even better study. The inventor of the cellphone, who has been using cellular technology longer than anyone else, is still alive and healthy!
I'm referring to Martin Cooper.

posted on 13 Feb 2014, 10:30 1

8. corporateJP (Posts: 2458; Member since: 28 Nov 2009)

Nothing (NOTHING) is 100% safe.

Some people's bodies are more susceptible than others. Some people have smoked cigarettes for a lifetime and lived to be over a hundred, some have developed cancer and died in their thirties.

While considerably minute, cellular devices emit radiation. Your genetics decide if you get a brain tumor now or never.

$23,000,000.00 wasted.


posted on 13 Feb 2014, 10:43 1

10. LikeMyself (Posts: 456; Member since: 23 Sep 2013)

I don't sleep well if I don't activate Airplane/offline mode at night! And I'm pretty sure it has something to do with network signals/waves !

posted on 13 Feb 2014, 15:43

11. Stuntman (Posts: 836; Member since: 01 Aug 2011)

You can test this by asking someone else to randomly turn on and off the airplane mode on your phone without telling you before you sleep. Then the next day you record whether or not you slept well. Over a period of time, compare the results of your sleep with whether or not your phone is in airplane mode. If there is a coorelation, then there is confidence the network signals affect your sleep.

posted on 13 Feb 2014, 16:25

12. rusticguy (Posts: 2828; Member since: 11 Aug 2012)

EMF does have effect.


posted on 13 Feb 2014, 19:03

13. kaikuheadhunterz (Posts: 1157; Member since: 18 Jul 2013)

I think it's more of a nocebo effect

posted on 13 Feb 2014, 22:54

14. guzza (Posts: 15; Member since: 06 Nov 2012)

Mobile industry is a multi-billion dollar market. If it is proven that mobile devices cause health problems. What do you think will happen to our economy? Same concept as publicly letting people know there are aliens and UFOs. The world will panic! Too much of everything is not good for anyone. I guess just use your devices in moderation. Looking at a screen for long periods will give u fatigue anyways.

posted on 13 Feb 2014, 23:46

15. jroc74 (Posts: 6019; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)

Good, cuz I always choose a phone with a decent, higher than most SAR level. I am under the assumption the higher the SAR level, the better overall phone reception is.

Moto is my fav phone manufacture because of this. If I ever left Android.....BB and Nokia would be next. I believe the iPhone has a higher than most SAR level too....(not counting Antenna Gate)

Kyrocera is good on Boost...but now that the Moto G is there.....

posted on 14 Feb 2014, 05:41

16. Snoobab (Posts: 175; Member since: 07 Dec 2011)

Meanwhile the World Health Organization ranks cellphone usage as "possibly carcinogenic". Hmmm…

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