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Is It Safe to Carry a Cellphone in Your Shirt Pocket?
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Is It Safe to Carry a Cellphone in Your Shirt Pocket?

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Dr. Peter Libby, chief of cardiovascular medicine at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, replies:

Cellphones and portable media players do indeed produce measurable electrical and magnetic fields. But the strength of these fields will not affect ordinary heart rhythm or function, studies suggest. Various studies have also looked at whether cellphones and media players can present a danger to those with an implanted pacemaker, internal defibrillator or similar device. The results, for the most part, have been reassuring. – from NYTimes

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  • Perhaps studies should be done on whether or not portable electronic devices disturb our nervous systems instead of our hearts. Those with super sensitive nervous systems, and hyperactive immune functions should perhaps be a little wary about how they use their cellphones and MP3 players. Just a little caution….



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