Smart phones are contributing to symptoms of ADHD, according to a study from the University of British Columbia.
Scientists asked volunteers to reduce their use of a mobile phone one one occasion and to use their phones as normal on another and then asked them to perform a battery of tests.
They found that the more frequently people were interrupted by their mobile phones, the less attentive they became and the more hyperactive.
The findings have implications for society in general, the researchers suggested, given the large number of phones in use worldwide.
You can see more about this study here.
About The Author - Lyn McLean is a consumer advocate, author and educator and has been monitoring and writing on the subject of electromagnetic radiation (EMR) for over 20 years. She is the director of EMR Australia.