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Mobile phones do not pose health risk, German survey shows

BMJ 2008; 336 doi: (Published 26 June 2008) Cite this as: BMJ 2008;336:1461
  1. Annette Tuffs
  1. 1Heidelberg

Mobile phones, cordless phones, and cordless base stations next to beds are safe, pose no risk of cancer to adult users, and do not cause headaches or sleeping problems. These are the findings of a decade long German programme of studies.

In some cases genetic activity in human cells was found to change under the influence of radiation from mobile and cordless phones, but this did not alter the programme’s overall conclusion that the phones were …

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