Radio waves from mobile phones harm body cells and damage DNA in laboratory conditions, according to a new study majority-funded by the European Union, researchers said on Monday.
The so-called Reflex study, conducted by 12 research groups in seven European countries, did not prove that mobile phones are a risk to health but concluded that more research is needed to see if effects can also be found outside a lab.
The mobile phone industry continues to boom, with 650 million mobile phones expected to be sold to consumers this year. But are we sitting on a health time bomb bigger than that caused by smoking? In ten or twenty year’s time, will we see a cancer pandemic caused by wide-ranging mobile use?