October 23, 2013
Cordless phones pose higher health risk than cellphones – research
Cordless phones are now being seen as a higher health risk to young people than mobile phones, according to emerging research. [via Voice of Russia, TVNZ One News]
Hundreds of pupils participated in the research, which found that longer amounts of time spent on either a cordless phone or cellphone equated to a higher chance of getting a headache. Still, the research pointed out that young people who use cordless phones for an extended period of time found they had ringing in their ears or tinnitus.
People are pretty poorly informed about how this technology works - many people don't realize that cordless phones are actually cellphones," said Mary Redmayne, one of the researchers, in her PhD Thesis, and added, "Modern cellphones use the lowest amount of power that they need to transmit, but a cordless phone always works on full power."
Redmayne found an important link between the amount of radiofrequency teens are exposed to and health problems. On the other hand, the international community has pointed out that long term health implications were far more dire.
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