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  1. #1
    Stefan
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    It's good to talk

    Mays Swicord spent 26 years searching for a health effect of radio-
    frequency radiation. He tried and tried to falsify the notion that
    this radiation - the kind emitted by mobile phones - has no effect.
    He failed. He changed sides, and for the past 8 years he has been
    working for the mobile phone maker Motorola. Now he is trying to
    convince us that mobile phones are safe, and that enough research is
    enough. David Cohen caught up with him when he visited London

    <http://www.newscientist.com/opinion/...essionid=HINIP
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    Mobiles 'make you senile'
    By Geoffrey Lean, Environment Editor.

    14 September 2003

    Mobile phones and the new wireless technology could cause a "whole
    generation" of today's teenagers to go senile in the prime of their
    lives, new research suggests

    The study - which warns specifically against "the intense use of
    mobile phones by youngsters" - comes as research on their health
    effects is being scaled down, due to industry pressure. It is likely
    to galvanise concern about the almost universal exposure to
    microwaves in Western countries, by revealing a new way in which they
    may seriously damage health.

    Professor Leif Salford, who headed the research at Sweden's
    prestigious Lund University, says "the voluntary exposure of the
    brain to microwaves from hand-held mobile phones" is "the largest
    human biological experiment ever". And he is concerned that, as new
    wireless technology spreads, people may "drown in a sea of
    microwaves".

    The study - financed by the Swedish Council for Work Life Research,
    and published by the US government's National Institute of
    Environmental Health Sciences - breaks new ground by looking at how
    low levels of microwaves cause proteins to leak across the blood-
    brain barrier.

    Previous concerns about mobile phones have concentrated on the
    possibility that the devices may heat the brain, or cause cancer. But
    the heating is thought to be too minor to have an effect and hundreds
    of cancer studies have been inconclusive.

    As a result, the US mobile phone industry has succeeded in cutting
    research into the health effects, and the World Health Organisation
    is unlikely to continue its studies.

    Mays Swicord, a scientific adviser to Motorola told New Scientist
    magazine that governments and industry should "stop wasting money" by
    looking for health damage.

    But Professor Salford and his team have spent 15 years investigating
    a different threat. Their previous studies proved radiation could
    open the blood-brain barrier, allowing a protein called albumin to
    pass into the brain. Their latest work goes a step further, by
    showing the process is linked to serious brain damage. Professor
    Salford said the long-term effects were not proven, and that it was
    possible the neurons would repair themselves in time. But, he said,
    neurons that would normally not become "senile" until people reached
    their 60s may now do so when they were in their 30s.

    He says he deliberately refrained from publicising his work to avoid
    alarm, and acknowledges that mobile phones can save lives.


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  2. #2
    Tim Richards
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    Re: Mobiles 'make you senile'

    > =============
    >
    > Mobiles 'make you senile'
    > By Geoffrey Lean, Environment Editor.
    >
    > 14 September 2003
    >
    > Mobile phones and the new wireless technology could cause a "whole
    > generation" of today's teenagers to go senile in the prime of their
    > lives, new research suggests
    >


    And the obvious answer is: would anyone notice the difference?





  3. #3
    David Taylor
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    Re: Mobiles 'make you senile'

    Tim Richards <[email protected]> wrote on Mon, 15 Sep 2003 10:21:04 +0100:
    >> =============
    >>
    >> Mobiles 'make you senile'
    >> By Geoffrey Lean, Environment Editor.
    >>
    >> 14 September 2003
    >>
    >> Mobile phones and the new wireless technology could cause a "whole
    >> generation" of today's teenagers to go senile in the prime of their
    >> lives, new research suggests
    >>

    >
    > And the obvious answer is: would anyone notice the difference?


    Perhaps you've been using your mobile too much. There was no question in
    the original post to answer, and your answer is a question.

    --
    David Taylor
    [email protected]
    "The future just ain't what it used to be."



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