Source: The Mercury, 4 June, 1996, p.3
By BRUCE LOUDON in London FEARS about the effects of using mobile phones received a major boost yesterday when The Times of London reported on its front page that scien- tists on three continents "believe the threat is so great they have stopped using the phones". Disclosing evidence that it said had been assembled from research carried out by scientists in Australia, America and in Stockholm for a BBC television program that is yet to go to air, The Times said "their experiments indi- cated links to diseases such as asthma, Alzheimer's Disease and cancer". The newspaper reported: "Two out of six scientists said that they had stopped using a mobile phone and the others said they did so 'only when essential'." The Times report noted that "a mobile phone is a mini radio transmit- ter which sends microwaves to a receiv- ing point up to several miles away and it is feared that these microwaves could be damaging brain cells or causing other side effects".
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