Hands-free radiation

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While hands-free cell phones have been touted as the save all for our highways and city streets, they may not bode so well for their users.

In a report that challenges UK governmental research, headset attachments for cell phones could more than triple the amount of radiation delivered to the brain as opposed to traditional hand-help mobile phones, reports BRAIN.COM.

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The increased amount is still within European safety limits, but scientists do agree on the research that found electromagnetic radiation from cell phones to cause cancer in mice.

Though it officially remains unproven if mobile phones pose a health risk to humans, we suggest dropping a few quarters into your bag instead of your headset and cell phone.

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