Cell phones and brain activity: New study cites a link—how has the wireless industry responded?

New research indicates cell phones speed up brain activity in the area nearest the antenna. A wireless trade group has weighed in.

Of course, most of the studies say cell phones do not pose health risks; however, a brand-new study from the National Institutes of Health has found that cell phones can cause brain activity to accelerate in the area closest to a phone’s antenna.

Researchers behind the study urged caution when interpreting the data, indicating it’s not enough to determine whether cell phones can cause health damage, according to The New York Times.

Still, the Times said the study is “among the first and largest to document that the weak radio-frequency signals from cellphones have the potential to alter brain activity.”

How has the wireless industry responded?

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