Nerve Conduction Velocity and Mobile Phones
In Australia there have been a small number of reports associating the use of analog (AMPS) and digital (GSM) mobile phone handsets with various neurological complaints1. The symptomatic data collected so far has been subjective and quite diverse ranging from various forms of headaches to descriptions of unpleasant tingling and burning sensations on the skin. This makes it difficult to define this phenomenon as a discrete syndrome and assign a probable aetiology. Possible causes suggested so far include: ultra-sonic noise from the earpiece, chemical outgassing from warm handsets and psychosomatic association.
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