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Mobile phone use not linked to brain cancer

01/25/2006 - News

Mobile phone use not linked to brain cancer

By: Susan Aldridge, medical journalist, PhD

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Mobile phone use not linked to brain cancer

Reported by Susan Aldridge, PhD, medical journalist

There is no increased risk of glioma among those who use a mobile phone.
Love them or loathe them, there’s no denying that mobile phones are now part of everyday life. But there’s long been a question mark over their safety - for they do emit a tiny amount of radiation which could, perhaps, affect the brain.

A team drawn from various British universities now reports on a comparison of mobile phone use among people with glioma, the most common brain tumor, and healthy controls. This shows there is no increased risk of glioma with the time someone has had a phone, the hours of use, or the number of calls. Curiously, however, there was an increase in risk of glioma on the same side of the head where the phone was held, but a decrease in risk on the other side.

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BMJ online 19th January 2006

Created on: 01/25/2006
Reviewed on: 01/25/2006

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