The mobile phone health debate has all of the hallmarks of the historic ongoing smokers / cancer fight which has seen billions of pounds paid to sufferers over the last few years. While nobody has yet brought out a definitive answer to the question of whether prolonged use of your mobile phone can cause damage to your brain, it seems that slowly but surely the majority of research projects coming out are showing there is the potential for damage. So why is nothing being done about it?
Despite the fact that we already know that prolonged exposure to radiation, no matter how small, does affect the makeup of the brain and can result in cancer, it seems that the power of the mobile phone industry has ensured that the facts about this subject are still rather murky. Each and every research report which goes against the mobile phone industry is picked apart by their lawyers, ridiculed and in the end their massive marketing and promotional campaign budgets have so far been no match for the lowly funded research houses. So how can this change?
One of the main problems seems to be the position of governments around the world and their reluctance to stand in the way of “technology”. Let us not forget that these are the same governments who sold bandwidth to the telecom companies for billions of dollar in the 1980s and 1990s and are yet again set to auction off more bandwidth over the next couple of years. To say the governments around the world have a vested interest in the matter would be an understatement, but then again when you consider that it has taken decades to prove that “Smoking Can Kill”, how many people still smoke?
It will be interesting to see how this matter develops but I would probably recommend hanging up the line because it could be a long wait until we hear the final outcome!