Cellphone Use May Affect Teenagers’ Memory, Study Finds


Cellphone Use May Affect Teenagers' Memory, Study FindsImproved Vulnerability to radiation from Cell phones Can Influence memory in your Adolescent Kids, warn Korean Investigators.

The findings showed that exposure to radiofrequency electromagnetic fields (RF-EMF) emitting from mobile phone usage for more than a year may have a negative influence on the development of figural memory in teens.

Figural memory is principally located in the right brain hemisphere and association with RF-EMF was pronounced in teens using the mobile telephone on the right side of the head.

“Potential risks to the brain could be minimised by using headphones or the loudspeaker when calling, in particular when network quality is reduced and the mobile phone is working at maximum power.”

Importantly, other facets of wireless communication use, such as sending text messages, playing games or surfing the internet showed only marginal RF-EMF vulnerability to the mind and were not associated with the maturation of memory functionality.

However,”it is not yet clear how RF-EMF could affect brain procedures or how relevant our findings have been from the long-term”, Roosli explained, emphasising the need for additional research to rule out the influence of other aspects.

For the analysis, reported in the journal Environment International, the group analysed 700 teens, aged 12 to 17 years, over the duration of a single year.

The analysis follows up a report in 2015 using twice the sample size and latest information regarding the absorption of RF-EMF in adolescents’ brains during different kinds of wireless communication apparatus use.


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