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Cellphone radiation might be more dangerous than previously thought

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Cellphone radiation might be more dangerous than previously thought
Another argument has fueled even further the fierce dispute whether cellphone radiation can affect our health or not. Even though many researchers claim that cellphone radio signals simply do not carry enough power in order to cause any damage, a recent paper by Bill Bruno, a theoretical biologist at Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico, suggests that given the necessary circumstances, microwave photons can interfere with live tissue in a way that has not been taken into consideration before.

Photons are the building blocks of any radio wave, including visible light and the microwaves that cellphones communicate over. Basically, if a cellphone's radio signal does not have enough photon density, it would be unable to break any chemical bonds within a human's body as it will simply lack the energy required to do so. Unfortunately, this does not seem to be the case with the microwaves that cellphones emit – higher photon density leads to more energy being released, and if Bill Bruno is correct, over time this may lead to unpredicted health-damaging consequences.

Of course, there is no need to panic because all claims remain in the realm of scientific theory for now. It will probably take many more years of testing before the dispute is settled once and for all. However, it may be a good idea to check out our article on cellphones and their link to cancer just in case the scientists are really on to something.

Complete article by author Bill Bruno can be downloaded from here.

source: Technology Review via textually.org

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