A lot of people are getting pretty scared about the health consequences of using cellphones. Over the years, there have been many scientific studies showing some sort of link between cellphone use and brain cancer. But plenty of other studies have said there's no connection. Most people don't know what to believe.
Now there's a new scientific article out that claims to have found definitive proof of a connection between the radiation from your phone and some very negative health problems, including headaches, fatigue, skin irritation, and yes, even cancer. I'll explain the science behind the study in-depth, but here's the bottom line: if you're worried about your phone affecting your health, it doesn't hurt to limit your use and to keep your phone away from your head by using hands-free accessories.
In fact, that's exactly the recommendation made by the scientist who headed up this new research in a quote to the New York Daily News. His name is Dr. Igor Yakymenko, and he's a researcher at The National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine. He recently published these findings in a scientific journal called "Electromagnetic Biology and Medicine."
The type of study he and his team conducted is called a "meta-analysis." Basically, the researchers gathered the results of 100 scientific studies on the effects of low-level radiofrequency radiation on living cells. Radiofrequency radiation is the type emitted by most cellphones. It's also the same kind found in your microwave, only 1,000 times weaker.