A Report on Non-Ionizing Radiation

Frank Barnes Calls for More Research

June 6, 2008

Frank Barnes of the University of Colorado in Boulder is calling for more studies on the effects of cell phones on children. "There are definitely unknowns and there are definitely experiments that have been done —including some in my own lab— where I clearly don't know what the implications are biologically," he told KCNC, the CBS TV station in Denver.

"What we don't know is what long-term exposures may or may not do," he said. Barnes chaired the National Academy of Sciences' panel, which issued a report on health research needs for RF radiation earlier this year (see our January 17 post). One youngster who was also interviewed admitted that she uses her phone "every minute constantly," adding, "I am basically addicted."