HEALTH

Mobile Phone Radiation Not Dangerous

Radiation from mobile phones, transmitter masts and wireless networks is not bad for your health, according to a new report.

The Swedish Radiation Safety Authority (SSM) commissioned its international expert group to examine more than a hundred studies on the health impacts of mobile phones, phone masts, and wireless transmissions over the last two years.

The group, which includes scientists from Sweden, Finland, France and the US, concluded that the radiation poses no particular risk to human health and does not increase the risk of cancer, sleep disorders or concentration problems. 

“I can’t say that anything found in this research would increase misgivings about risks with this type of technology,” Professor Anders Ahlboms, chairman of the expert group, told Swedish Radio News.

However SSM also points out that there is a lack of research into the effects of long term use or the effects on children and the authority recommends using hands free devices to reduce exposure.

“As the widespread use of mobile phones is not more than 10 to 15 years old, we can’t be sure yet that long term use is totally risk free,” said SSM spokesperson Lars Mjönes.

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