Heavy use of cell phones may increase tumour risk: study

Prolonged heavy cell phone use may be linked to brain tumours: decade-long study by Centre for Research in Environmental Epidemiology in Barcelona.

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Prolonged heavy cell phone use may be linked to brain tumours:  decade-long study Centre for Research in Environmental Epidemiology in  Barcelona. Scott Olson/Getty Images

Interphone study reveiwed 5,100 people diagnosed with brain cancers in 13 countries, including Canada

The most exhaustive investigation ever undertaken into brain cancer risk from cell phones suggests that heavy users may be at an elevated risk of developing the tumors, a finding that is likely to continue fueling health concerns over the popular electronic gadgets.

The study, dubbed Interphone, found that that people who reported chatting on the phones the equivalent of a half an hour a day over 10 years had an elevated risk of a rare and often deadly brain cancer known as glioma, the type that last year felled U.S. Senator Ted Kennedy, although the researchers concluded their evidence is not strong enough to link the devices to the disease.

The frequent users had a 40 per cent higher risk of glioma, compared to people who never used the phones, as well as about twice the risk of developing tumors on the same side of their heads where they normally held their mobiles while talking, or where most of the energy emitted by their phones would be absorbed.

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One response to “Heavy use of cell phones may increase tumour risk: study

  1. sandaura

    No one is addressing the noise pollution that the microwave pulsing from wireless is causing in our environment. Citizens across the country and around the world are complaining about the awful buzzing,vlf rumbling and high ptich constant noise in their homes. They are also hearing it outside. It is not directional, because it is in the air, everywhere. Pure tones are a health hazard as confirmed by the EPA when they concluded studies for setting exposure limits to pure tones in work places.
    If they were worried about an 8 hour exposure limit then what the hell are are pure tones doing in our environment 24 hours a day non stop? There is no defense or logic to why this is being allowed to attack every defenseless living thing without consent.

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