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Are mobile phones safe?

Host_Ryan - One Show team | 14:56 UK time, Wednesday, 1 October 2008

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For The One Show Marty Jopson has been investigating the scare stories around using a mobile phone.

Watch his film here.

He looks at three popular mobile phone stories. In brief;

1) Marty concludes that mobile phones don't cause brain tumours - but studies are ongoing.

2) Do mobiles cause explosions at petrol stations? Marty says it's not mobile phones, but static electricity that can ignite petrol. He says phones shouldn't be used when you're filling the car because they're a distraction.

3) Should you make calls on the hospital ward? Marty discovered that in some special circumstances mobile phones can interfere with hospital equipment. So keep mobiles out of cardiac wards and if in doubt, ask.

Do you feel your mobile phone is safe? Also; Do you know of a 'tech myth' that Marty should investigate?

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