|Mobile Phones 'Affect Brain Function' - Yahoo! Australia & NZ|
|Marcus Didius Falco (firstname.lastname@example.org)|
Fri, 28 Apr 2006 22:01:52 -0400
Mobile phones 'affect brain function'
Radiation emitted by mobile phones affects brain function, Australian
Scientists at Swinburne University of Technology's Brain Sciences Institute
They compared the results to those collected when the same volunteers
The study was designed so neither the scientists, nor the participants,
Lead researcher Con Stough said they found the subjects' reaction
"The study showed evidence of slower response times for participants
"Mobile phones do seem to affect brain function. They seem to be fairly
The research was published in this month's edition of the journal,
Prof Stough said research by the institute, which was yet to be
"People, for instance, who use the mobile phone a lot seem to have
Elderly people were also apparently more sensitive to the effects than
Nevertheless, Prof Stough is not about to give away his own mobile
"It's such a part of modern society ... and we haven't established
"We're just showing that the radiation is actually active on the brain.
"But the impairment is small. The convenience and the way that we
Prof Stough said if people were concerned about the issue and they
"The further you get the phone away from the brain, the less radiation
As for any use of mobile phones in cars -- hands free or not -- Prof
"I think they should be banned from cars," he said.
The study was funded by the National Health and Medical Research Council.
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