Despite all the media coverage of yesterday’s report in the Journal of the American Medical Association that 50 minutes of cell phone use increases brain glucose metabolism in the region closest to the antenna, there is no cause for alarm.
Even if a change in brain glucose metabolism truly is caused by extended cell phone use, this is a mere transient physiological effect, not an adverse health effect.
The researchers couch this conclusion as follows:
This finding is of unknown clinical significance.
But as “further research” will be undoubtedly be called for, the finding will most certainly be of financial significance to the researchers.
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