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Year : 2015  |  Volume : 59  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 327  

Mobile phones: Time to rethink and limit usage


1 Assistant Professor, Department of Preventive and Social Medicine, All India Institute of Hygiene and Public Health, Kolkata, India
2 Associate Professor, Department of Community Medicine, Employees' State Insurance Corporation (ESIC)-Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences and Research (PGIMSR) and Medical College, Kolkata, India
3 Associate Professor and Chief Operating Officer (COO), Department of Community Medicine, IQ City Medical College and Narayana Hrudayalaya Hospital, Durgapur, West Bengal, India
4 Assistant Professor (Biostatistics), Department of Community Medicine, IQ City Medical College and Narayana Hrudayalaya Hospital, Durgapur, West Bengal, India
5 Professor, Department of Community Medicine, IQ City Medical College and Narayana Hrudayalaya Hospital, Durgapur, West Bengal, India

Date of Web Publication17-Nov-2015

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Department of Preventive and Social Medicine, All India Institute of Hygiene and Public Health, 110, CR Avenue, Kolkata - 700 073, West Bengal
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Paul B, Saha I, Kumar S, Ferdows SS, Ghose G. Mobile phones: Time to rethink and limit usage. Indian J Public Health 2015;59:327

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Paul B, Saha I, Kumar S, Ferdows SS, Ghose G. Mobile phones: Time to rethink and limit usage. Indian J Public Health [serial online] 2015 [cited 2019 May 25];59:327. Available from: http://www.ijph.in/text.asp?2015/59/4/327/169673

Sir,

This informative comment is very much appreciated by the author, but the stimulatory or the beneficial effects of radiofrequency (RF) radiation emitted by mobile phones has not been recorded by the World Health Organization (WHO) [1] or International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), [2] and hence we have not explored the other side of the coin. The recommendation released by the Alzheimer's Disease Research Summit 2015 in May 2015 has advised researchers to integrate molecular, cellular, and physiological data along with information from developing technologies, such as wearable sensors and mobile phone apps, into comprehensive predictive models of the Alzheimer's disease (AD). [3] However, protective effect of mobile phone, that is RF radiation, has not been incorporated in their recommendations.

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1.
Fact Sheet No. 193. Reviewed October 2014. Electromagnetic Fields and Public Health: Mobile Phones. Geneva: World Health Organization; 2014. p. 1.  Back to cited text no. 1
    
2.
IARC Monographs on the Evaluation of Carcinogenic Risks to Humans: Non-Ionizing Radiation, Part 2: Radiofrequency Electromagnetic Fields. Vol. 102. Lyon, France: World Health Organization; 2013. p. 115-6.  Back to cited text no. 2
    
3.
Research Summit 2015 Recommendations Released. Available from: http://www.alzforum.org/news/conference-coverage/research-summit-2015-recommendations-released. [Last accessed on 2015 May 16].  Back to cited text no. 3
    




 

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