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Mobilephobia and health

LIRNEasia CEO, Rohan Samarajiva, recently published an article appearing in the Daily Mirror on the potential health threats of mobile phone use.

He argues that while it is true that electromagnetic radiation from handsets does pose a potential threat, studies by the Indian government  and the WHO argue that:

to date, no adverse health effects have been established for mobile phone use; that studies are ongoing to assess long-term effects of mobile use; and that there is increased risk of traffic injuries when drivers use mobile phones while driving.

However, we, as responsible consumers, need to take the necessary precautionary measures such as buying safe handsets, among other things.

Click here to read the full article.

2 Comments to Mobilephobia and health

  1. Rohan Samarajiva's Gravatar Rohan Samarajiva
    March 31, 2011 at 5:53 pm | Permalink

    A longer version of this article was published as my March 2011 Choices column in LBO. More than the column itself, the comments that it has generated may be of interest: http://lbo.lk/fullstory.php?nid=1986114410

  2. asw's Gravatar asw
    June 1, 2011 at 3:52 am | Permalink

    Mobiles ‘may cause brain cancer’ http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-13608444

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