SCI/TECH: Mobile phones 'harm blood cells'

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posted on Apr, 6 2004 @ 01:27 PM
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The BBC reports that according to a Swedish study mobile phones can 'theoretically' harm blood cells. "There is no evidence of cancer or anything else".
There have been suggestions that mobile phones can cause brain tumours and Alzheimer's disease, but research has been inconclusive.
 

BBC News

The conventional view has been that radio waves could only damage a cell if they were energetic enough to break chemical bonds or "cook" tissue.

But radiation given off by mobile phone handsets is too weak to do this.

Bo Sernelius at Linkoping University, Sweden, looked at another possibility by modelling the properties of red blood cells.

Water molecules have poles of positive and negative charge which create forces between cells. These forces are normally extremely weak - about a billion-billionth of a newton.

Mathematical

The simplified mathematical model investigated the effect of electromagnetic radiation in the field of 850 megahertz - about the range used by mobile phones - on the blood cells.

The molecules all ended up with their poles aligned in the same direction. The forces between the cells unexpectedly jumped by about 11 orders of magnitude.

If confirmed by experiments, the results could give an exmplanation for tissue damage. Stronger attractive forces between cells might make them clump together or cause blood cells to contract, New Scientist said.

NewScientist: Cellphones may boost forces on biological tissue

[Edited on 6-4-2004 by Zion Mainframe]




posted on Apr, 6 2004 @ 10:44 PM
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No thanks Verizon, another winston please.



posted on Apr, 7 2004 @ 12:07 AM
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Guess it's back to the 'ol two cups and a string lol. The only safe way of communication.



posted on Apr, 7 2004 @ 08:54 AM
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Now this may be a bit off the topic, but i have heard that there was once a device built and tested that cured illness, disease and infection by using certain resonant frequencies to target specific abnormalities.

-i read it in a conspiracy book and it seems feasible.





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