A study has found that exposure to mobile phone signals from a handset for just 5 minutes stimulated human cells to split in 2. This is a natural process during cell growth but is also central to the development of cancer.
The 6-year 'Mobile Telecommunications & Health Research Programme' is expected to present its final report in September. Official guidance that mobile phones were safe was based on the idea that human cells would only be damaged by heat from mobile phones. But the new evidence supports the position that mobile handsets can trigger potentially harmful cell changes without temperature changes.
Professor Rony Seger, cancer researcher at Weizmann Institute of Science in Rehovot, Israel, found cell damage after just 5 minutes of exposing cells to such radiation. He identified the production of Extracellular signal-regulated kinases (ERK1/2) - natural chemicals that stimulate cell division & growth. Cancer develops when the body is unable to prevent excessive growth & division of cells in the wrong places.
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