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

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

An 11-year long UK study, encompassing31 research projects worth $22.4 million (£13.6 million), produced areport which concludes that cell phone usage has no reported healtheffects, busting decades-old myths about wireless signals making ussick. The 60-page long report describes it hasfound “no evidence” that exposure to mobile network emissionsduring pregnancy increases the risk of developing cancer in earlychildhood, or that use of mobile phones can result in risk ofleukemia.

We couldn't find anythingabout our favorite myth of all, which said that cell phonessitting in our pockets basically microwaved our private parts.However, we're now led to believe that they are safe from invisible harmas well.

Still, the report doesn't explicitlystate that mobile users are entirely safe. The report ends byrecommending further studying of possible impacts of mobile phoneusage on kids, as well as potential adverse reflections on sleep andbrain function. Thus, the research will continue with anotherlong-term study, investigating whether there are any delayed adverseeffects of mobile phone usage, which could become apparent only afteryears.

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

source: MobileTelecommunications and Health Research Programme Report 2012 viaISPReview



1. Nikolas.Oliver

Posts: 1574; Member since: Jul 01, 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.

3. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

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

5. chengsae

Posts: 64; Member since: Dec 10, 2013

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

9. Caralho

Posts: 119; Member since: Jun 18, 2012

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

2. LiyanaBG

Posts: 381; Member since: Nov 07, 2013

money buys everything :) even studies

4. rusticguy

Posts: 2828; Member since: Aug 11, 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.

6. Augustine

Posts: 1043; Member since: Sep 28, 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.

7. Jayshmay

Posts: 82; Member since: Mar 27, 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.

8. corporateJP

Posts: 2458; Member since: Nov 28, 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. Peace.

10. LikeMyself

Posts: 631; Member since: Sep 23, 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 !

11. Stuntman

Posts: 843; Member since: Aug 01, 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.

13. kaikuheadhunterz

Posts: 1157; Member since: Jul 18, 2013

I think it's more of a nocebo effect

14. guzza

Posts: 15; Member since: Nov 06, 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.

15. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 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.....

16. Snoobab

Posts: 175; Member since: Dec 07, 2011

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

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