evidence of cell phone risk in facial nerve tumours
A recent paper
found no evidence that people with a rare tumour of the facial nerve
used cell phones more frequently than controls. The authors decided
to examine this question because the path of the nerve is close
to the area of maximum radiation when a hands-held cell phone is
used. For more, see "Research
Warren HG, Prevatt AA, Daly KA, Antonelli PJ (2003): Cellular telephone
use and risk of intratemporal facial nerve tumour. Laryngoscope113:663-667.
and cell phones
James Lin reviews
the ongoing controversy about children using cell phones in the
latest edition of the Radio Science Bulletin. Two research groups,
in Utah and in Zurich, have come to different conclusions about
the amount of microwave radiation that could be deposited in the
heads of children when they use a hand-held cell phone. Both groups
have used computational models in their calculations. Lin discusses
possible reasons for the different findings of the two groups.
can be found at www.ursi.org/RSB.htm
The effect of mobile phones on attention
from the University of Hong Kong report that exposure to the electromagnetic
field of a GMS cell phone altered the reaction time in an attention
test, but only after the test was repeated, with the phone switched
off. There were no other significant differences in the results.
In particular, there were no differences between the experimental
group and the controls in the number of correct responses. For more,
see "Research - Clinical
- Cognitive function".
Lee TMC, Lam P-K, Lee LTS, Chan CCH (2003): The effect of the duration
of exposure to the electromagnetic field emitted by mobile phones
on human attention. NeuroReport 14:1361-1364.