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And then the doctors came and, as usual, ruined everything. The introduction of the first hand-held mobile phone in 1983 (and before that they were only installed in cars) was a real revolution. It didn't matter that the device weighed a pound and cost $ 3995, it was a breakthrough. A modern mobile phone is certainly more convenient, efficient, and sometimes even effective - some models are made as real works of art, the possession of which indicates a certain status of the owner.
And then the doctors came and, as usual, ruined everything. “Mobile phones are unhealthy,” they said. And it began …
The British became the main troublemakers. More precisely - the National Committee on Radiological Protection (NRPB) and its leading expert - Sir William Stewart … In one of his statements in 2000, he stressed that although the harm of mobile phones has not been proven, children should have as little contact as possible with such devices.
And from that time on, an exchange of blows began between the camps of supporters and opponents of the harmlessness of mobile phones. A wave of research has swept through all the leading journals. For example, some have argued that microwaves emitted by the phone during a conversation create a microwave effect for the brain, while others have denied this statement. A counterargument was quickly found for any argument.
In 2001, the Mobile Telecommunications Security Program (MTHR) was established in the UK. The task of the project was to collect and process all information related to mobile technologies and their impact on the human body. Painstaking work began.
2006 year. Danish scientists, having studied a group of patients suffering from various brain tumors, came to the conclusion that intensive use of mobile phones does not increase the incidence of neoplasms.
2007 year. Finnish researchers have identified a group of patients with a specific tumor of the nervous system - glioma. No connection was found with the frequency of mobile phone use. However, if we take into account such a parameter as the duration of the use of telephones, it turns out that the "veterans" of the mobile front are 40 percent more likely to develop this very glioma on the side of the head to which the device is usually applied, than in the "non-telephoned" half.
August 2007. Israeli scientists led by Professor Roni Seger found that non-thermal radiation from a mobile phone provokes the release of extracellular regulated kinase (ERK1 / 2), a natural substance that stimulates cell division and growth. During the experiments, electromagnetic radiation was used, which in frequency range is similar to the radiation of a mobile phone, but ten times weaker.
Professor Laurie Challis, who led the research, explained that the result could not be otherwise. Six years is too little time for observation. The minimum exposure required for the occurrence of neoplasms, including malignant ones, is ten or even fifteen years. This was the case, for example, with the collection of evidence on the carcinogenicity of cigarettes. Research on MTHR, which has already cost the British treasury £ 8.4 million, will continue.
In total, according to the WHO, national governments and research institutes have invested more than $ 250 million over the past 10 years in research on the effects of electromagnetic radiation on human health.
Free your hands
In 2005, the results of another study were published, where a group of scientists led by Dr. Stuart Porter from the Department of Electronics at the University of York has proven that a handsfree device reduces harmful radiation from mobile phones in half.
The most interesting thing is that a similar study in 2001 testified exactly the opposite - such accessories only increase the radiation of the brain. According to Porter, the study was flawed, as the results were not verified by independent experts, and the research methodology was outdated. In addition, the scientist believes, for 4 years, mobile communication devices and additional devices for them have become more perfect and safer.
And so on, for all the "harmfulness".
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He's not guilty
The conclusion is, in general, simple. The mobile phone itself does not cause any proven harm to the body. In that case, of course, if it is not used so often that it actually becomes part of the body.
If you talk on a mobile phone for no more than 30-40 minutes a day, use "handsfree" devices, do not put a switched on phone under a pillow to wake up at night from an imaginary vibration, do not buy second-hand devices or of dubious quality, that is, refers to a cell phone only as to one of the many electronic devices - no problem. Even if some hidden danger in mobile phones suddenly appears after a certain number of years.