Safety Of 'Hands-Free' Kits Unsure
December 08, 2000
The Government said today that it was
unsure about the safety of
hands-free kits, an
about-turn on its previous statements
that they reduced radiation exposure.
New public information leaflets about
mobile phone safety now say it is
uncertain whether hands-free kits
protect the user from radiation beamed
into the head.
In August Patricia Hewitt, the minister
in charge of E-commerce, said she was
able to offer "unambiguous advice" that
the kits reduced radiation levels.
That statement was based on research
commissioned by the Government. But last
month the Consumers' Association said
its own studies indicated that
could increase the brain's exposure to
radiation by up to three and a half
Professor Liam Donaldson,
the Chief Medical Officer for England,
confirmed the Government line on
hands-free sets had changed.
Speaking at the announcement
of a new £7 million program of
research, Mr Donaldson
said further research was necessary to
determine whether or not using hand sets
reduces radiation exposure
Learn how to protect yourself from harmful radiation
emitted by your cell phone
by using an airtube headset.
Click on the picture below.