Letter: Mobile mystery
Monday 14 June 1999
One must welcome this appointment and hope for speedy results.
The difficulties may be firstly that new research will take a considerable time to produce reliable results. How long does it take for microwave radiation, and at what level, to produce a brain tumour (if it does at all)? No one knows.
Secondly, the existing evidence seems quite inadequate as a basis for even a preliminary conclusion now. In the meantime, sales of mobile phones expand exponentially.
What does seem to have been established is that different designs of phone produce varying levels of radiation which penetrate the skull. Would it not, therefore, be a sensible precaution for the Government to promote immediately the design and sale of new phones which produce a minimum of penetrating radiation? And would not the mobile phone manufacturers be well advised to proceed with a new design now, both as a defensive measure and as a good selling point?
Maisie Williams single-handedly rises to the challengeTV
Arts & Ents blogs
- 1 Michelle Obama highlights harsh restrictions faced by Saudi women after meeting King Salman without wearing a headscarf
- 2 Saudi preacher who 'raped and tortured' his five -year-old daughter to death is released after paying 'blood money'
- 3 Kim Kardashian on Bruce Jenner's 'story': 'We support him no matter what, and I think when the time is right, he'll talk'
- 4 Amal Clooney gives excellent response to fashion question at European Court of Human Rights
- 5 A bottle of wine a day is not bad for you and abstaining is worse than drinking, scientist claims
The Jump 2015 line-up: Joey Essex, Mike Tindall, Jodie Kidd and co take to the slopes
Game of Thrones: Grey Worm actor Jacob Anderson is all for more male nudity – as long as he can keep his clothes on
Roald Dahl letter warning student to 'eschew beastly adjectives' goes viral 35 years later
Sia apologises for 'Elastic Heart' music video that sees Shia LaBeouf wrestle 12-year-old Maddie Ziegler
Churchill: The Nation's Farewell, TV review: Paxman reveals truth behind crane docker tribute, but delivers a fitting honour to Winston
9 reasons Greece's experiment with the radical left is doomed to failure
'We would evict Queen from Buckingham Palace and allocate her council house,' say Greens
Greece elections: Syriza and EU on collision course after election win for left-wing party
British Muslim school children suffering a backlash of abuse following Paris attacks
British grandmother Lindsay Sandiford faces execution by firing squad in Indonesia
Liberal Democrat minister defends comments suggesting immigration causes pub closures