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MRI maps how cellphone radiation heats brains

kgeiger (1339271) writes | about a year and a half ago

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kgeiger (1339271) writes "From TFA: "Two scientists have now developed a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) technique that they say could [...] be an important tool for researchers who are trying to discover whether extensive cellphone use can cause brain tumors or other health problems.

The technique creates high-resolution 3-D images of the heat created by cellphone radiation absorbed in the brain. In research reported this week in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, the scientists demonstrate the method on cow brain matter and a gel that emulates brain tissue. But the procedure could easily be adapted for tests on human brains, says David Gultekin, a medical physicist at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, in New York, who led the development of the technique.""

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FRAUD ALERT. Slashdot fails again. (1)

Futurepower(R) (558542) | about a year and a half ago | (#42345387)

I submitted the comment below to the publication. I think the moderator will not allow it.

Anyone wanting to study the effect of electromagnetic radiation on the brain can just walk out into the sun. Sunlight is electromagnetic radiation. It heats the brain and the entire body.

There has been no evidence, that I've seen, that indicates that the body is sensitive to the frequency of the radiation, unless the frequency is far, far higher than that emitted by cell phones. The frequency of sunlight that causes problems for the body is called ultraviolet light; it causes sunburns.

To me, the article, "MRI Could Solve Cellphone Radiation Problems", is very sad. It's an indication that the editors aren't competent. The title is apparently deliberately misleading; there are no known cell phone radiation problems.

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