Mobile Radiofrequency Phone Exposed Users’ (MoRPhEUS)

The MoRPhEUS study is a cohort of Australian teenagers aged 7 who were followed for a period of 3 years. The objective is to investigate the health effects of radiofrequency radiation from mobile and cordless phones on the cognitive ability, blood pressure, or hearing of young users. Subjects completed a short questionnaire on the use of cordless and mobile phones, social recreation and sporting activities, the environment near the home, and how they feel about life in general; tasks that measure reaction time, decision making, working memory, attention, learning, and personality traits; and measurements of hearing ability and blood pressure, height, and weight. This research is part of the Australian Centre for Radiofrequency Bioeffects Research (ACRBR). A number of research papers have already been published in peer-reviewed journals.

Abramson MJ, Benke GP, Dimitriadis C, Inyang IO, Sim MR, Wolfe RS, Croft RJ. Mobile telephone use is associated with changes in cognitive function in young adolescents. Bioelectromagnetics. Jul 30, 2009 Ahead of print.

Inyang I, Benke GP, McKenzie R, Wolfe R, Abramson MJ. A new method to determine laterality of mobile telephone use in adolescents. Occup Environ Med. Dec 2, 2009. Ahead of print.

Inyang I, Benke G, Morrissey J, McKenzie R, Abramson M. (2009) How well do adolescents recall use of mobile telephones? Results of a validation study. BMC Medical Research Methodology 9:36. Doi:10.1186/1471-2288-9-36.


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