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article imageCellphone radiation may cause ADHD in developing fetuses

By Nicole Byerly     Mar 18, 2012 in Health
A team of researchers at Yale discovered a strong link between radiation from cellular phones and babies born with ADHD and other developmental disabilities.
Researchers conducted a test involving a group of pregnant mice, which they divided into two groups. The first group of mice was locked in a cage where researchers placed an inactive cell phone on top of the cage. The second group of mice was placed in a cage with an active cell phone placed on top set to silent.
Researchers continued to watch over the mice until they had their babies, and then they continued to watch the baby mice as they matured. The researchers conducted various tests on the mice once they matured into adults in order to measure brain activity. The tests showed that mice exposed to radiation as fetuses were more hyperactive than those who were not. In addition, they had lower brain capacity and signs of impact from the radiation on areas of the brain that control memory.
According to Dr. Hugh S. Taylor, the chief of the Yale Medical School's Division of Reproductive Endocrinology, this is the first study conducted to determine a link between exposure to cellphone radiation and developmental disorders.
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