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									(NaturalNews) A new study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association has
found that the radio frequency waves emitted from mobile phones demonstrably alter brain wave
activity. The findings lend credence to previous studies that have suggested long-term use of
such devices may be implicated in causing brain cancer.

Researchers from the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) evaluated the effects of mobile
phone radiation on the brains of 47 health adults. The team placed active phones on both the left
and right ears of participants for 50 minutes, while simultaneously taking PET scans to measure
brain activity. They found that in the areas of the brain closest to the phone antennas, glucose
metabolism increased by seven percent.

"What we showed is glucose metabolism (a sign of brain activity) increases in the brain in
people who were exposed to a cell phone in the area closest to the antenna," said Dr. Nora
Volkow of NIH, one of the study authors. "What the study does is show the human brain is
sensitive to electromagnetic radiation from cell phone exposures."

The researchers were quick to deny any link between the increased brain activity and the
propensity towards cancer, but the findings do show that such radiation does, indeed, affect the
brain. Like many other studies of this nature, the team suggests that further research be
conducted to verify indicators suggesting long-term damage caused by cell phone use.

A 2007 Finnish study published in the International Journal of Cancer did, however, find a link
between cell phone use and cancer. Depending on the rate and duration of use, cell phone
radiation was shown to be responsible for an up to 270 percent increase in gliomas, a type of
brain tumor

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