Cell phones have been blamed for many ills, includingmaking children fat, causing poor sleep, making one senile', leading to a sex disease or, bringing on Alzheimer's -- even Electromagnetic "smog" from mobile phone networks and whitegoods could affect mood and behaviour, a psychiatrist says, reports Morning Herald via
Michael Berk, of the University of Melbourne, has found a link between the suicide rate and increases geomagnetic storms, triggered by solar flares.
Professor Berk, who treats patients with bipolar disorder, analysed suicides in Australia from 1968 to 2000 and matched them to data on solar flares.
The finding meant it was feasible that electrical and communications equipment could affect mood, Professor Berk said, though not inevitably for the worse."
John McGrath, professor of psychiatry at the University of Queensland, said the finding was important but it was hard to know how magnetism might biologically affect suicidal behaviour."*** FAIR USE NOTICE. This message contains copyrighted material the use of which has not been specifically authorized by the copyright owner. This Internet discussion group is making it available without profit to group members who have expressed a prior interest in receiving the included information in their efforts to advance the understanding of literary, educational, political, and economic issues, for non-profit research and educational purposes only. I believe that this constitutes a 'fair use' of the copyrighted material as provided for in section 107 of the U.S. Copyright Law. If you wish to use this copyrighted material for purposes your own that go beyond 'fair use,' you must obtain permission from the copyright owners, as listed with each item shown.
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