Oct 8, 2007

Mobile Phones and Brain Cancer

Regular use of a mobile phone for more than 10 years can raise the risk of cancer, a study claims. Swedish researchers found that long-term users had double the chance of getting a malignant tumour on the side of the brain where they held the handset.

Professor Lennart Hardell of the University Hospital in Orebro and Professor Kjell Hansson Mild of Umea University, analysed the results of 11 studies carried out around the world, before coming into this conclusion. An hour a day on a mobile phone is enough to increase the risk.

They said children should be discouraged from using mobiles because their thinner skulls and developing nervous systems made them especially vulnerable. Adults should exercise caution.

This research was published in the latest issue of the 'Occupational Environmental Medicine' journal. via DailyMail


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