Research Finds Cell Phone Use Affects Brain Activity

Researchers have recently reported that holding a cell phone to the ear for an extended period of time increases activity in regions of the brain closest to the antenna. Specifically, glucose metabolism in the orbitofrontal cortex and temporal pole increased significantly when the phone was turned on and muted, compared with when it was off.… Learn More »

San Franciso Passes Cell Phone Emission Law

At the end of June, San Francisco passed an ordinance (which the mayor indicated he will sign) that requires cell phone retailers to disclose the phones' specific absorption rate, or SAR, to customers. SAR measures the maximum amount of radiation absorbed by a person using a cell phone.  The FCC limits SAR to an average… Learn More »

Limiting Radiation Exposure from Cell Phone Use

Cell phones emit radiofrequency radiation to send and receive voice and text messages. Some studies suggest this radiation may increase risks for brain and salivary gland cancer. Scientists are conducting studies to resolve the many uncertainties. Many of the most popular cell phones expose users to the highest legal levels of cell phone radiation. The… Learn More »