Accra: Are you wearing the cell phone onthe waist belt? If yes, think twice. In a new research, health researchers have warned thatwearing a cell phone on one`s belt could lead to decreasedbone density in the area of the pelvis that is commonly usedfor bone grafts.
However, the researchers said that the findings werepreliminary, according to GNA. Even though findings have not been conclusive, theWorld Health Organisation and individual scientists havecalled for precaution in the use of cell phones. "It would be better to keep mobile phones as far aspossible from our body during our daily lives. "With long-term exposure, electro-magnetic fields fromcell phones could weaken the bone, potentially affecting theoutcomes of surgical procedures using bone grafts," the reportsaid.The report said the researchers measured bone densityat the upper rims of the pelvis in 150 men who were cell phoneusers and carried their phones on their belts. Out of the 150 men, 122 carried their phones on theright side and 28 on the left side and they had all used cellphones for an average of six years. The measurements were performed using a techniquecalled dual x-ray absorptiometry- the same test used tomeasure bone density in patients with osteoporosis and otherbone diseases.Bureau Report
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