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    Are Wireless Internet & Phones Wiping Our Brains?


    A new a brain-scan study published February 22, 2011 in the prestigious Journal of the American Medical Association shows that a 50-minute cell phone call boosts activity in brain regions where the phone is held.

    "The human brain is sensitive to the electromagnetic radiation that is emitted from cell phones," says the study's coauthor Nora Volkow of the National Institute on Drug Abuse in Bethesda, Maryland. She adds, "At this point we do not know what the clinical significance of this particular finding is."

    The social significance is huge. By confirming the "non-thermal" effects of everyday cell phone use, the study once again calls into question current North American exposure regulations based solely on preventing wireless devices from burning their users. This is like saying cigarette smoking is harmless as long as you don't burn yourself.