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Cell Phones May Cause Cancer Announces WHO
Tuesday, May 31st, 2011

We have previously blogged about the possible increased cancer risk from cellphone use. The media was abuzz today with a new announcement from the World Health Organization (WHO) that radiation from cell phones may increase the risk of cancer ("possibly carcinogenic" was the phrase used). Specifically, the WHO's International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), stated that the […]

Research Finds Cell Phone Use Affects Brain Activity
Saturday, March 5th, 2011

Researchers have recently reported that holding a cell phone to the ear for an extended period of time increases activity in regions of the brain closest to the antenna. Specifically, glucose metabolism in the orbitofrontal cortex and temporal pole increased significantly when the phone was turned on and muted, compared with when it was off. […]

San Franciso Passes Cell Phone Emission Law
Friday, July 2nd, 2010

At the end of June, San Francisco passed an ordinance (which the mayor indicated he will sign) that requires cell phone retailers to disclose the phones' specific absorption rate, or SAR, to customers. SAR measures the maximum amount of radiation absorbed by a person using a cell phone.  The FCC limits SAR to an average […]

Limiting Radiation Exposure from Cell Phone Use
Wednesday, March 17th, 2010

Cell phones emit radiofrequency radiation to send and receive voice and text messages. Some studies suggest this radiation may increase risks for brain and salivary gland cancer. Scientists are conducting studies to resolve the many uncertainties. Many of the most popular cell phones expose users to the highest legal levels of cell phone radiation. The […]