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27 July 2007

Cell phone towers found safe

Cell phone towers aren't responsible for a collection of ills including anxiety, nausea and fatigue, a new British study found.

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Cell phone towers aren't responsible for a collection of ills including anxiety, nausea and fatigue, a new British study found.

While University of Essex researchers conceded that people who thought they had the so-called "phone mast allergy" showed real symptoms, sufferers reported greater distress when they thought phone signals were actually being transmitted. This led researchers to conclude that the problem could be at least partly psychological, BBC News reported.

"Belief is a very powerful thing," study author Elaine Fox told the network. "If you really believe something is going to do you some harm, it will."

The study was funded by the Mobile Telecommunications and Health Research Programme, a group with ties to the mobile phone industry, the BBC reported. – (HealthDayNews)

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