Cellphones and other cordless telephones have a biological effect on the brain, according to research from Sweden’s Örebro University. It’s still too early to say if any health risks are involved, but those cautious Swedes are recommending that people, especially children, should use headsets.
“Children may be more sensitive than adults to radiation from wireless phones,” says Örebro researcher Fredrik Söderqvist.
Söderqvist examined the use of wireless telephones among children and adolescents, and asked adolescents themselves whether they thought it was giving them health problems.
He then went on to study blood samples from adults, looking at a protein that exists in the blood-cerebrospinal-fluid barrier, which is part of the brain’s protection against outside influences.
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