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Excitation of the brain cortex from cell phone use August 19, 2006

Posted by healthyself in Biological Activity, Biological Effects, Blogroll, Brain, Cell phone safety, Epilepsy, neurological, neurons, neurosurgeons.

Electromagnetic fields from cell phones excite the brain cortex…which poses potential implications for individuals with epilepsy, and other neurological conditions.

Many studies have looked at the effects of EMFs on the body.

Few have focused on their effects on the brain.

The effects could be harmful, neutral, or beneficial and might be particularly important for individuals with conditions involving cortical excitability, such as epilepsy.

Researchers in Italy, led by Paolo M. Rossini, M.D., Ph.D. of Fatebenefratelli, used Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) to investigate brain function under exposure to electromagnetic fields from a common type of cell phone. Their study reports the effects of EMF exposure on brain physiology for the first time.

Researchers developed a double-blind study…volunteers were exposed to EMF signals from a GSM 900 cell phone for 45 minutes and concluded…

“It should be argued that long-lasting and repeated exposure to EMFs linked with intense use of cellular phones in daily life might be harmful or beneficial in brain-diseased subjects,” they conclude. “Further studies are needed to better circumstantiate these conditions and to provide safe rules for the use of this increasingly more widespread device.” 

Ferreri, Florinda; Curcio, Giuseppe; Pasqualetti, Patrizio; De Gennaro, Luigi; Fini, Rita; Rossini, Paolo.“Mobile phone emissions and human brain excitability.” Annals of Neurology; July 2006.


1. Jon clark - December 5, 2007

Thank you!! My girlfreind talks on the phone too much, after an accident at times she has seizures.

May God Bless You.

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