One of the most controversial aspects of Wireless Communications is the question whether the prolonged exposure to the radiation is harmful or not. No study has been able – yet – to prove that and, also, one has to consider that Wireless Communications and cell-phones are still a “young” technology and it is not possible to see long term effects yet.

However, a study by University of South Florida has found some evidence that prolonged exposure to electromagnetic waves might fend off effects of Alzheimer’s disease. Engadget commented on the matter a few months ago.

Could cellphone radiation actually be good for you and bad for you at the same time? It might, according to a group of researchers at the University of South Florida, who say that tests on mice suggest that long-term cellphone use might actually help fend off some of the effects of Alzheimer’s disease. That, as you might have suspected, is the exact opposite of what the researchers expected to find, and they say that exposure to electromagnetic waves from cellphones could both prevent some of the effects of Alzheimer’s if the exposure is introduced in early adulthood, or potentially even reverse some of the impairment among those already memory-impaired. Needless to say, the tests are still in the earliest of stages, but the researchers are apparently planning on modifying the experiment to try to speed up the results, and eventually expand it to include tests on humans. Tests on mice still found cellphones to be an impairement while driving.