Can mobile phones really make us sick?

The World Health Organisation (WHO) classified mobile phone radiation as ‘possibly’ carcinogenic in the Nineties. Certainly, mobiles create minute spikes in both electromagnetic (EM) radiation and temperature, which are absorbed by anything in close proximity, including the skull.

However, to date, no study has been able to demonstrate that this contact has any worse effect than other common forms of radiation, eg Wi-Fi. There has been more concern about mobile base stations that continuously pump out EM radiation at much higher doses. However, even here there has been no conclusive evidence of an increased health risk.

Answered by Shanna Freeman