11-years of research finds no evidence that mobile devices cause any health risks
Still, some questions remain unanswered in terms of mobile devices ‘impact on human’s body
After 11 years of non-stop research, the MTHR (Mobile Telecommunications and Health Research Programme) is finally ready with the final report on whether mobile phones actually cause health risks. The research has been funded by the British government for £13.6 million and it has been overseen by an independent committee in order to prevent influence of the funding ones on the outcome. In fact, in contradiction to all common knowledge, the research couldn’t find any evidence that using mobile devices can increase the risk of cancer.
Furthermore, there has been no evidence found to prove that exposure to mobile phone station emissions would affect pregnant women or cause risk of developing cancer in early childhood on their babies. According to the chairman of MTHR,prof. David Coggon, when the programme was first set up, there were lots of scientific uncertainties in terms of health risk caused by related mobile technology. Despite the exhaustive research, once the programme got complete, the scientists couldn’t find the evidence they were searching for. As a matter of fact, it appears that the radio waves produced by mobile devices or the base stations can’t possibly affect the health. This is some great news as now thanks to the research we might rest assure about the safety of modern telecommunication systems.
According to proff. Coggon, however, there are still some matters that needs attending as some questions remain unanswered in terms of mobile devices ‘impact on human’s body. He shares that there might be less uncertainly when it comes to usage of mobile devices and we have less to be worrying about; however we can’t completely kick out the possibility of a risk whatsoever. Although such risk can’t be established in the early years, we can’t say for sure there’s a guarantee that nothing could occur in long term. In that manner, the MTHR will be provided funding once again in order to research the long-term influence of the modern mobile technology.