Mobile phones pose a 'very real risk' to human health, a new study claims.
Radiation from wireless devices such as phones and tablets could be linked to a number of health risks, from cancer to diseases of the brain such as Parkinson's and Alzheimer's, the researchers state. They claim this is because the radiation causes an 'imbalance' - or oxidative stress - in the body. Oxidative stress is a damaging process thought to be closely linked to degenerative diseases.
The new study is a review of experimental data on the effects of radiofrequency radiation in living cells - basically how mobiles phones may damage a person's DNA.
Dr Igor Yakymenko, from the The National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, claims the oxidative stress due to radiofrequency exposure could explain the link between wireless devices and cancer. After long-term exposure, it is also linked to other minor disorders such as headache, fatigue, and skin irritation, he says.
His argument is based around reactive oxygen species - chemically reactive molecules containing oxygen.
They play an important role in cell signalling and the control of internal conditions such as temperature.
Source - Daily Mail