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Finnish watchdog group to test cellphone radiation on human volunteers

Evan Blass

Ten employees of Finland's Radiation and Nuclear Safety Authority have volunteered to risk life (not really) and limb (kinda) as part of a study to determine the effects of cellphone radiation on living skin cells. The employees, who are all women (for data consistency with previous studies), will have their arms exposed to the questionably-harmful rays for one hour, with cell samples then taken to investigate for signs of shrinkage or other cancer-enabling activity. Naturally we here at Engadget Mobile will be following the progress of this study closely -- the results of which should be available before the end of the year -- seeing as how we "volunteer" for similar "studies" every time we're assigned to take a new cellphone for a test drive.

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