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“Hands-free” mobile phones may be safer than the rest

BMJ 2000; 321 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.321.7259.468 (Published 19 August 2000) Cite this as: BMJ 2000;321:468
  1. Roger Dobson
  1. Abergavenny

    Using “hands-free” kits with mobile phones seems to be safer than holding these phone directly against the head, according to research commissioned by the Department of Trade and Industry.

    Tests showed that the kits offered “substantially” reduced exposure to radiation, and when ferrite suppressors were added to the earpiece cables, even lower levels of exposure were recorded.

    The research, carried out by an independent company, …

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