Controversies in Science
The use of mobile phones is a good example of a scientific controversy. Recent research studies have produced tentative evidence that mobile phones may have long-term health effects. However, this is by no means certain and the radiation produced by mobile phones falls well below current safety guidelines.
Would you give up your phone?
How many texts do you send a day? Many of us now rely on mobile phones for communicating and planning ahead. Parents are a lot happier about young people going off on their own if they know they can phone for help if needed. Would you really wish to give up your phone, even if you knew there was a possibility it might make you unwell?
Mobile phone companies in the EU are to be required to keep records of your calls for up to two years. Police regularly use these records to trace criminals' whereabouts. So you think they should be able to listen in too?
How do mobile phones work?