- Gepubliceerd: dinsdag 22 oktober 2013 08:10
stuff.co.nz - Cordless phones are more of a health risk to young people than mobiles, according to new university research.
In a study of almost 400 Wellington intermediate pupils, adjunct Victoria University researcher Mary Redmayne found pre-teens were more likely to suffer headaches if they made long or frequent calls on cordless phones or cellphones.
The research, to be published in the Environmental Health journal this week, also found high users of cordless phones more commonly experienced tinnitus, or ringing in their ears.
In a separate study, the PhD candidate discovered year 7 and 8 students talked on cordless phones for far longer than on their mobiles, meaning it was the home line exposing them to the highest doses of potentially harmful radiation.