Mobile Phone Radiation Harms DNA, New Study Finds Mon Dec 20, 2004 04:38 PM ET http://www.reuters.co.uk/printerFriendlyPopup.jhtml?type=healthNews&storyID=7141560 The research project, which took four years and which was coordinated by the German research group Verum, studied the effect of radiation on human and animal cells in a laboratory. After being exposed to electromagnetic fields that are typical for mobile phones, the cells showed a significant increase in single and double-strand DNA breaks. The damage could not always be repaired by the cell. DNA carries the genetic material of an organism and its different cells. "There was remaining damage for future generation of cells," said project leader Franz Adlkofer. This means the change had procreated. Mutated cells are seen as a possible cause of cancer. The radiation used in the study was at levels between a Specific Absorption Rate (SAR) of between 0.3 and 2 watts per kilogram. Most phones emit radio signals at SAR levels of between 0.5 and 1 W/kg. SAR is a measure of the rate of radio energy absorption in body tissue, and the SAR limit recommended by the International Commission of Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection is 2 W/kg. The study also measured other harmful effects on cells. ============= Radiation killing the brain. Making cell callers act insane. I knew the cell phone business folks have lost their minds, sending me advertising and using up my time. Then they have the nerve to say I called. I don't know anyone I need to talk with yall!