Mobiles don't give your brain a battering!
A study has claimed that the device does little harm to the memory of users, so from now no more fears of brain damaging.entertainment Updated: Jan 05, 2006 11:59 IST
Mobile users can now set aside fears of causing damage to their brain, for a new study has claimed that the device does little harm to the memory of users.
According to The Sun, researchers at Essex University, led by Professor Riccardo Russo, strapped mobiles to volunteers' heads and asked them to do several memory tests. Participants were not told whether the phones were on or off.
Contrary to previous studies that had claimed that electromagnetic radiation from phones fried the brain, and could cause cancer and alter DNA, the new study could not find any difference in participants' mental performance.
"Our research is more reliable. We used 170 people while most studies use around 20. We looked at how radiation may affect memory and we are quite confident it didn't show any influence," Russo, was quoted as saying.
First Published: Jan 05, 2006 11:59 IST