"How Dangerous Is Your Mobile Phone?"
Is your mobile phone dangerous? Nobody knows for sure. The scientists downplay the risk, but the cell phone story is a thriller: - Todays knowledge could be tomorrow's nightmare, says the scientist Olle Johansson from Karolinska Instituttet. - It is likely that 30 years from now wonder how people in the whole world could place such a high frequency radiation source to the head.
Why can the mobile phone be dangerous? The antenna radiates microwaves. The same type of radiation as in a microwave oven, although in much smaller doses. Like the microwave oven heats food, the microwaves of the phone heat human cells. Science does not know exactly what happens with human cells which are exposed to microwaves.
- Can I get cancer from the mobile phone? Animal studies on rats show that cells are affected and the genes (DNA) can be damaged by mobile phone-like radiation. - This is a plausible coupling to how tumors are initiated. More can science not say today, Olle Johansson explains.
What other damages can microwaves cause? An American study mentions the following damages: Behavioral disturbances, nerve damages, fetal damages, cataract, changes to blood chemistry and impaired immune defense. Whether this is also true for the low doses which the mobile phones are emanating, nobody knows.