EU study finds mobile phone radiation harms laboratory DNA

21 Dec 2004

Radio signals from mobile phones have been demonstrated to damage DNA under laboratory conditions in a study funded by the European Union. Results from the four-year ‘Reflex Study’, carried out by researchers in seven European countries, showed that body cells in a laboratory underwent DNA changes that could not always be repaired when exposed to electromagnetic fields typical for mobile phones. However, the study concluded that there is still no proof that mobiles are a risk to health, and underlined the need for more research outside of laboratory conditions.