EMF Health-effects Research

How do mobile phones affect electromedical devices?

Glenister H,

Nurs Times 94(15):44-45, 1998

Mobile telephones and other electronic communication devices can interfere with medical equipment when used in close proximity. A study of different devices by the Medical Devices Agency showed that emergency services' radio handsets were the most likely to cause interference.

It recommends that cell telephones be switched off in theatres and treatment areas and at a patients' bedsides where sensitive medical devices are in use.

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