[ RadSafe ] Phone radiation 'impairs thinking'

Susan Gawarecki loc at icx.net
Fri Apr 28 16:16:49 CDT 2006

I'd be interested in seeing more detail on the study design and results.

--Susan Gawarecki

Phone radiation 'impairs thinking'
April 28, 2006

RADIATION from mobile phones affects brain function, research suggests.

Scientists at Melbourne's Swinburne University of Technology studied the 
performances of 120 healthy volunteers on a series of psychological 
tests during 30 minutes of exposure to mobile phone emissions. The same 
volunteers were also tested during a "sham" condition, in which the 
phone was not emitting radiation.

Neither the scientists, nor the participants, were aware when the mobile 
phone was turned on. Lead researcher Con Stough said they found the 
subjects' reaction times and information processing were impaired by the 
mobile phone emissions.

"The study showed evidence of slower response times for participants 
undertaking simple reactions and more complex reactions," Professor 
Stough said. "Mobile phones do seem to affect brain function. They seem 
to be fairly small effects but nevertheless, something's happening."

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