updated 11:55 am EDT, Thu April 26, 2012
UK Health report finds no phone radiation danger
There is no evidence of mobile phones being a health hazard, according to a review for the Health Protection Agency in the UK. The Advisory Group on Non-Ionising Radiation checked hundereds of cellphone exposure studies and did not find any conclusive links to cancer, infertility, or brain damage.
The report found that, although a vast amount of research had been conducted, no convincing evidence has linked adverse health effects to RF field exposure at internationally agreed guideline levels. Studies have shown that RF fields cannot be detected by people, including those reported as being sensitive to that radiation. AGNIR also found no significant proof that mobile phones causes brain tumors or other cancer types.
It was admitted that there was little in the way of studies relating to radiation from cell towers or exposure spanning more than 15 years, and that it would be important to continue monitoring in the future.
Dr John Cooper, director of the HPA's Centre for Radiation, Chemical and Environmental Hazards, advised "excessive use of mobile phones by children should be discouraged and mobile phone Specific Energy Absorption Rates should be clearly marked."