Cell Phone Use and Brain Activity

Posted on by Paula Gallagher

Spending 50 minutes on your cell phone may not cause cancer but it does alter brain activity, according to a study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association.

"What we showed is glucose metabolism (a sign of brain activity) increases in the brain in people who were exposed to a cell phone in the area closest to the antenna," said Dr. Nora Volkow of the NIH, whose study was published in the Journal of the American Medical Association.

Whether this has implications on health is unknown, so further research is required. However, the controversy about cell phone use and links to cancer still continue.