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No evidence mobile phones harm health

Latest research finds no evidence of health risk

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The HPA has found no link between mobile use and health issues

A major safety review by the UK’s Health Protection Agency (HPA) has found no evidence for a link between mobile phone use and cancer, brain function or infertility.

Scientists from the HPA looked at results from hundreds of previous studies and found no conclusive links – although they have called for continued monitoring into the long term effects of mobile use.

According to the HPA, the review is the largest of its kind and looked at all the significant research into the effects of low-level radio frequency.

Chair of the review group, Prof Anthony Swerdlow called the conclusion ‘relatively reassuring’, although he reiterated concerns about long term use.

The HPA also said it would continue to advise against excessive mobile use by children, calling for more investigation into the possible effects on brain activity and behaviour in children.

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