The human memory does not get affected due to the use of mobile phones, nor do mobile phones inflict brain damage. This has been revealed by researchers belonging to the Essex University. The research was headed by Professor Riccardo Russo. The researchers strapped mobiles to volunteers' heads and asked them to do several memory tests. Participants were not told whether the phones were on or off.
Contrary to previous studies that had claimed that electromagnetic radiation from phones fried the brain, and could cause cancer and alter DNA, the new study could not find any difference in participants' mental performance.
"Our research is more reliable. We used 170 people while most studies used around 20. We looked at how radiation may affect memory and we are quite confident it didn't show any influence," Russo, was quoted as saying.