(27) When mobile phones were introduced there were concerns about the microwaves produced
and the effects that these could have on the brain, given that phones would be held close to the
ear when being used. These concerns have been shown to be mistaken since mobile phones
are used for sending text messages far more than for making phone calls. Sending a text
message does not require the phone to be anywhere near to the brain so it cannot cause any
Which one of the following identifies the flaw in this argument?
A It ignores research showing that microwaves from the phones cannot penetrate far
enough to reach the brain.
B It ignores evidence suggesting that text messaging is only popular in certain age
C It does not consider uses of mobile phones other than making phone calls and
sending text messages.
D It does not consider other technology such as wireless internet which could cause
E It ignores the possible effects of the phone calls that are made.