Mobile phones & fertility: Scientists discover a link
An experiment shows mobile phones boost the fertility of laboratory worms,
Ananova.com quoted New Scientist as saying.
Microwaves similar to those emitted by mobile phones have been found to
increase the likelihood of nematode worms producing eggs.
Scietists say the research does not suggest mobile phones can affect human
According to the New Scientist magazine, the results provide the first clear
evidence that mobile phone radiation may have biological effects without
Sir William Stewart, who is chairing a $B!W(B7.4 million research programme into
the health risks of mobile phones, told the New Scientist: "These results
are very important and potentially far-reaching."
The experiment was conducted by the University of Nottingham. A spokesman
said the findings are significant because even mild heating would normally
make larval worms infertile as adults. "It would be difficult to explain
this effect in terms of heating," he said.
Received on Thu Feb 7 08:17:39 2002