Mobile Telephones Can Cause Dizziness, Nausea and Headaches
With all of the recent negative studies an the possible risks of using mobile
telephones, a UK researcher is questioning why more appropriate research is not
being done in this area. According to Dr. Cox, an occupational physician, "there
is good theoretical and clinical evidence to support the hypothesis that some
people, perhaps 5% to 8% of mobile phone users, have transient symptoms of vestibular
disturbance associated with their use." He also points to the fact that
the number of people potentially affected will increase as the number of mobile
phone users increase.
Many of the people affected by mobile phones have reactions, which include
symptoms such as dizziness, disorientation, nausea, headache, and transient
confusion. The author suggests that such symptoms might be expected to arise
from unilateral stimulation of the portion of the nervous sytem known as the
vestibular apparatus, which assists in balance and coordination.
Dr. Cox states that the safety research required on mobile phones is relatively
simple and should initiated immediately.