Mobile phones are not lightning strike risk: Injury from lightning strike while using mobile phoneBMJ 2006; 333 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.333.7558.96-a (Published 06 July 2006) Cite this as: BMJ 2006;333:96
- Chris W Althaus, chief executive officer (Chris.Althaus@amta.org.au)
- Australian Mobile Telecommunications Association (AMTA), Canberra, Australia
EDITOR—The claim in the letter by Esprit et al, that mobile phones are a risk when used in a storm, is misleading.1 Although some people speculate that mobile phones pose a risk when used outdoors because lightning is attracted to metal, mobile phone handsets generally contain insignificant amounts of metal.
Following worldwide media interest in the letter, the US …