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Mobile phones 'harm blood cells'
Evidence on mobile phone health risks is inconclusive
Mobile phone radiation may damage cells by increasing the forces they exert on each other, scientists have said.
The finding could be the key to claims that mobile phones cause cancer and other health problems.
WASHINGTON -- Radio waves from certain cellular telephones triggered nerve-cell damage in the brains of rats, according to a study on the Web site of the journal Environmental Health Perspectives.
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"It ... appears not to take into account the many potential confounding factors that could have skewed the results," Evers, who works at the Academic Hospital in Maastricht in the Netherlands, said in a statement.
Britain's National Radiological Protection Board, which has reviewed research into the health effects of exposure to radiofrequency waves including mobile phones, said, so far, the waves appear to be safe.