Tuesday, 13 Jan, 2009 Health & Fitness

Cell Phone Radiation Does Not Affect Children in the Short-run, Scientists Say


Latest study of German researchers showed that children and teenagers are not exposed to short-term radiation from cell phones. German government was the one to initiate the research, which involved the analysis of radiation levels in more than 3,000 children and teens aged between 8 and 17. The study was carried out over a 24-our period.

Scientists did not find any direct connection between radiation emitted by cell phones and health complaints, including headaches and dizziness. At the same time Federal Office for Radiation Protection (BfS) warned that radiation may still affect the health of youngsters in the long-run. This is because their nervous and immune systems are not completely developed.

Still scientists cannot give specific examples of long-term effects of electromagnetic fields from cell phones on children and teenagers. As a safety measure BfS warns about the use of wireless technology, which can be dangerous especially for children. The study showed that about half of children aged between 8 and 12 and 90 percent of teens had cell phones.

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