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News Archive 2008
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Mobile phones increase risk of cancer, study says
The finding is the result of the biggest ever study by the International Agency for Research on Cancer, part of the World Health Organisation. Scientists discovered that the chances of developing a malignant tumour are "significantly increased" for people who use a mobile for ten years.
Read more on The Telegraph...
16 October 2008 The Telegraph

Mobile Phones and Brain Tumor Risk
"...The research found that individuals who started mobile phone use before the age of 20 were at very significantly increased (more than 5-fold) risk of brain tumors known as gliomas as well as benign (non-cancerous) tumors on the main nerve responsible for hearing known as acoustic neuromas. According to reports, users of cordless home phones were at a significantly elevated risk of glioma too..."
Read more on Epoch Times...
25 September 2008 Epoch Times

UK: Mobile phone use raises childrens risk of brain cancer fivefold...
"...Children and teenagers are five times more likely to get brain cancer if they use mobile phones, startling new research indicates..." Despite recommendations of an official report that the use of mobiles by children should be "minimised", the Government has done almost nothing to discourage it..."
Read more on Independent...
21 September 2008 The Independent

CNN: Cell phones can affect sperm quality...
"'We believe that these devices are used because we consider them very safe, but it could cause harmful effects due to the proximity of the phones and the exposure that they are causing to the gonads,' says lead researcher Ashok Agarwal, the Director of the Center for Reproductive Medicine..."
Read more on CNN...
18 September 2008 The CNN

UK: Electronic smog is disrupting nature...
"...Mobile phones, Wi-Fi systems, electric power lines and similar sources of "electrosmog" are disrupting nature on a massive scale, causing birds and bees to lose their bearings, fail to reproduce and die, a conference will be told this week..."
Read more on Independent...
07 September 2008 The Independent

Canada: Cellphones and kids
"Some preliminary studies suggest that people who use cellphones for long periods are at greater risk of developing brain tumours. And children, with their thinner skulls and developing nervous systems, may be at greater risk than adults. Furthermore, because children today have begun using cellphones at an earlier age than previous generations, their exposure will be far greater over their lifetimes.
The cellphone industry hotly disputes these findings. But the Toronto Board of Health is taking a precautionary stand and urging parents to limit their children's use of cellphones to essential purposes, to restrict the length of their calls and to have them use headsets..."

Read more on The Toronto Star...
17 July 2008 The Toronto Star

UK: Suicides 'linked to phone masts'
"THE spate of deaths among young people in Britain’s suicide capital could be linked to radio waves from dozens of mobile phone transmitter masts near the victims’ homes.
Dr Roger Coghill, who sits on a Government advisory committee on mobile radiation, has discovered that all 22 youngsters who have killed themselves in Bridgend, South Wales, over the past 18 months lived far closer than average to a mast..."

Read more on The Sunday Express...
22 June 2008 The Sunday Express

FR: Libraries switch off wi-fi internet
"Four libraries in Paris have turned off their wi-fi internet connections after staff claimed they were causing health problems. The latest to shut down its wireless network is the wireless Sainte-Genevieve university library in the 5th arrondissement after a member of staff threatened to take early retirement on health grounds..."
Read more on The Connexion...
04 June 2008 The Connexion

US: What do brain surgeons know about cellphone safety that the rest of us don't?
"Last week, three prominent neurosurgeons told the CNN interviewer Larry King that they did not hold cellphones next to their ears. 'I think the safe practice,' said Dr. Keith Black, a surgeon at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, 'is to use an earpiece so you keep the microwave antenna away from your brain'..."
Read more on The New York Times...
03 June 2008 The New York Times

UK: Using a mobile phone while pregnant can seriously damage your baby
"Scientists found that mothers who did use the handsets were 54 per cent more likely to have children with behavioural problems and that the likelihood increased with the amount of potential exposure to the radiation..."
Read more on The Independent...
18 May 2008 The Independent

UK: Mobile phones 'more dangerous than smoking'
"Mobile phones could kill far more people than smoking or asbestos, a study by an award-winning cancer expert has concluded. He says people should avoid using them wherever possible and that governments and the mobile phone industry must take 'immediate steps' to reduce exposure to their radiation..."
Read more on The Independent...
30 Mar 2008 The Independent

UK: Mobile phone radiation wrecks your sleep
"...The research, sponsored by the mobile phone companies themselves, shows that using the handsets before bed causes people to take longer to reach the deeper stages of sleep and to spend less time in them, interfering with the body's ability to repair damage suffered during the day.
The findings are especially alarming for children and teenagers, most of whom – surveys suggest – use their phones late at night and who especially need sleep. Their failure to get enough can lead to mood and personality changes, ADHD-like symptoms, depression, lack of concentration and poor academic performance. ..."

Read more on The Independent...
20 Jan 2008 The Independent

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