Cell phone use linked to ADHD

Mice show symptoms of disorder after exposure to cell phone radiation

A study examining the effects of cell phone radiation on the offspring of pregnant mice could have alarming implications for human children.

In an experiment conducted at the Yale School of Medicine, mice exposed to cell phone radiation as fetuses showed symptoms of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)—hyperactivity, anxiety and poor memory—according to ABC News. The radiation led to abnormal development of neurons in the part of the brain linked to ADHD, suggesting such exposure could play a role in the disorder. The researchers noted that their data is not conclusive and further study is required to determine the possible effects on humans.

The health risks associated with cell phone use have long been a subject of debate, as multiple studies have yielded inconsistent results.