The Big "Hidden Cell Phone Lie" Companies Will Never Admit
February 16, 2010
You may have recently seen media reports claiming that cell phones appear to have a protective effect against Alzheimer’s disease.
These reports are based on a new study, published in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease, which involved 96 mice genetically engineered to develop beta amyloid plaques in their brains, which are thought to be the primary culprits in Alzheimer’s disease.
The mice were then exposed to "cell phone"-level microwave radiation for two one-hour periods daily for seven to nine months. Results showed that if the mice were exposed to the radiation prior to showing signs of Alzheimer’s, they were less likely to develop symptoms later in life.
Further, mice exposed to the radiation after they had begun to show cognitive deficits generally had their memory impairment disappear after several months of radiation exposure.
As you might suspect, however, experts weighing in on these surprising and, as the researchers stated, “counterintuitive” findings, are revealing that the results may not be the panacea for the cell phone industry that they appear to be.