Another Way Your Cell Phone Will Kill You
from the professor-you-say? dept
If the radiation doesn’t get you or your phone doesn’t draw lightning to you and you’ve managed to avoid exploding wall chargers, you’re still not safe: your phone may make you kill yourself. An Australian researcher says that there was an increase in the country’s suicide rate following solar flares and the increase in geomagnetic storms they cause. This means, apparently, that mobile phones and other things that generate radiation could affect people’s moods, and, by extension, make them suicidial. Guess we’d all better run out and get those special radiation-blocking watches to save ourselves from the radiation. That just leaves us the explosions and lightning to deal with.