Mobile phone radiation and health concerns have been raised, especially following the enormous increase in the use of wireless mobile telephony throughout the world (there were more than 2 billion users worldwide).
Mobile phones use electromagnetic radiation in the microwave range, and some believe this may be harmful to human health. These concerns have induced a large body of research (both epidemiological and experimental, in non-human animals as well as in humans).
Concerns about effects on health have also been raised regarding other digital wireless systems, such as data communication networks.'
The World Health Organization, based upon the consensus view of the scientific and medical communities, states that health effects (''e.g.'' headaches or promotion of cancer) are unlikely to be caused by cellular phones or their base stations, and expects to make recommendations about mobile phones in the third quarter of 2010 at the earliest, or the first quarter of 2011 at the latest.
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Last Updated: Mar 14, 2011