Cell phones boost brain activity 7%

FRESNO, California

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New data from the National Institutes of Health, suggests radiation from about an hour of cell phone use boosts brain activity by seven percent in the area closest to the antenna.

What is still unknown is whether the extra brain function is bad. Some argue the extra activity may even provide therapeutic effects.

Researchers say the next step is to focus on repeated exposure to electromagnetic waves from cell phones, over a five or ten year period.

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