LINKOPING, Sweden, April 6 (UPI) -- Swedish researchers said Tuesday that mobile phone radiation may damage cells by increasing the forces they exert on one another.
The finding could be the key to claims that mobile phones cause cancer and other health problems, New Scientist magazine reported.
The researchers, at Linkoping University, looked at the effect of electromagnetic radiation on red blood cells using a mathematical theory. They cautioned their finding is theoretical, however, and there is yet no evidence of a danger to health.
The mathematical model investigated the effect of electromagnetic radiation emitted by mobile phones on blood cells.
It predicted the molecules in the cells all ended up with their poles aligned in the same direction, which increased the forces between the cells by about 11 orders of magnitude.
If confirmed by experiments, the results could indicate a danger of tissue damage, the researchers said.