- Using a cellular phone does not increase a person's risk of cancer, according
to a broad study released on Tuesday involving more than 400,000 Danish
cellular telephone users.
A team of researchers used data on the entire population of Denmark to determine that neither short- nor long-term use of cellular phones, also called mobile phones, was linked to a greater risk of tumors of the brain and nervous system, salivary gland or eyes, leukemia or cancer overall.
It is estimated that more than 2 billion people worldwide use cellular phones.
"I think the results of this study are quite reassuring," Joachim Schuz of the Danish Institute of Cancer Epidemiology in Copenhagen, the lead researcher, said in an interview by cellular phone from Denmark.(Read entire article)
Using a mobile phone is not linked to an increased risk of brain cancer, researchers have said. The largest study of its kind found no association between mobile use and the most common type of brain tumours.
But the research, published in the British Medical Journal, warned that mobile phones had only been in widespread use for about 10 years. Therefore the long-term effects are still unknown.
The latest study involved 966 people with glioma - the most common type of brain cancer - and 1,716 healthy volunteers who acted as a comparison. (Read entire article)