CLEVELAND - For years, concerns have existed about radiation from cell phones. A new report indicates that children may be more susceptible than adults to microwave radiation.
Researchers released a new report Monday saying that government testing of cell phones sends out much higher levels of radiation for children than previously thought, according to the report published in the medical journal “Electromagnetic Biology and Medicine.”
Some researchers said that government testing is severely flawed and users, especially children, are getting a larger amount of radiation every time they are on the cell phone.
The report said that the model the government used to test radiation from a cell phone matched the size of a man that is 6 foot 2 inches tall and weighs 220 pounds.
The tests are done using a plastic mannequin head that size. But the Environmental Health Trust says that's not fair for children and women because 97 percent of people are not that size.
The Environmental Health Trust--a group doctors and researchers who promote awareness of environmental health risks—said the testing needs to change to protect the health of everyone who uses cell phones.
Experts said they hope to see more tests done using MRI scans on humans rather than on mannequins.
Independent scientists say there are no conclusive studies that cell phone radiation causes cancer.
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