Dustproof news - Mobile phones pose no danger say scientists
Dustproof mobile phone users should be able to rest easy after the release of details from the latest study into the link between mobiles and certain types of cancer, including brain tumours.
For a long time now there has been speculation, some would say "sensationalist" speculation, over possible links, but it would seem that just as dustproof mobile phones are adept at keeping hardware free of damaging dust, so too are our brains able to block out any damaging radio waves from mobile phone signals.
"There are still limitations to the published research that preclude a definitive judgement, but the evidence overall has not demonstrated any adverse effects on human health from exposure to radiofrequency fields below internationally accepted guideline levels," commented Professor Anthony Swerdlow, chairman of the Health Protection Agency's Independent advisory group on non-ionising radiation (AGNIR), a respected epidemiologist at the Institute of Cancer Research.
However, the HPA said that it would not be changing its advice that children should refrain from excessive mobile use.
"There is no convincing evidence that radiofrequency exposure causes health effects in adults or in children but beyond 15 years for mobile phones, we have to say we have little or no information," commented the professor.
And our advice for those who do not have a waterproof, shockproof and dustproof mobile phone remains the same: don't let your child play with it, even for a minute, unless you want it to be hurled across the kitchen floor and, ultimately, smashed to pieces.