Look, everyone! It’s another study on cell phones and how they affect the brain, and with the very predictable and usual results, too: it may or may not cause cancer. We don’t know. What we do know is that cell phones affect your brain activity, or something like that.
A study that was intended to show how electromagnetic activity affects the brain turned up some boring, and uninteresting results. Yes, your brain is affected by electromagnetic radiation, especially the portions of your brain closest to the cell phone during use. Amazing. However, researchers found that glucose metabolism increases in those areas, which some might perceive as being similar to cancerous activity.
When asked about the possibility of cancer, Dr. Nora Volkow of the NIH says, “This study does not in any way indicate that. What the study does is to show the human brain is sensitive to electromagnetic radiation from cellphone exposures.”
Yahoo! News reports:
While there was no overall change in brain metabolism, they found a 7 percent increase in brain metabolism in the region closest to the cellphone antenna when the phone was on.
Experts said the results were intriguing, but urged that they be interpreted with caution.
So, let’s get this straight. Cell phones emit electromagnetic radiation, and that radiation can affect your brain activity when the phones are turned on and are right next to your head. I smell a Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine coming.