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How far should you sleep from your cellphone?
« on: June 05, 2011, 05:49:32 PM »
Lyon:  Can cellphones cause cancer? As the world debates a worrying new report by the World Health Organization, the man whose agency prepared that report speaks to NDTV about whether users need to think twice before using their phones. (Read: Cell phone use may cause cancer, says World Health Organization)

Dr Christopher Wild, Director, International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) spoke to NDTV's Noopur Tiwari in France about cellphones being "possibly carcinogenic."  He stressed that at least five more years of research need to be devoted to exploring health concerns linked to mobile phones.

NDTV: What about sleeping with phone next to you?

Wild: The distance is important. The strength of the radio frequency electro magnet field associated with the phone diminishes very rapidly as you move the phone away. There's much lower exposure from phone which is at some distance with the individual. The same thing is relevant for base stations associated with several orders of lower exposure because of distance


Read more at: http://www.ndtv.com/article/india/cellphones-and-cancer-a-few-pointers-109678?cp
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