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This week in cellphone risks: now it's your eyes

Marc Perton

cellphone radiationForget brain damage; that's so 2004. If you're looking for the latest risk you may be incurring when using your cellphone, just open your eyes. Israeli researchers have found that microwave radiation could lead to permanent eye damage, including cataracts, after they exposed calves' eyes to microwave radiation, and found microscopic bubbles formed on the lenses. The scientists now theorize that long-term exposure to microwave radiation from cellphones could lead to "both macroscopic and microscopic damage to the lens and that at least part of this damage seems to accumulate over time and does not seem to heal." Ah, who cares? You don't need your eyes to use your cellphone, right? Now, if we're talking hearing loss, that's another story…

[Via RPTT]

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