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Mobile Phones and Cancer-No Link

Category: Miscellaneous
Posted at: Apr 26 2012 9:20AM
A recent largest study conducted over entire adult population of 350,000 people more than a decade time in Denmark shows that there is no link between the brain cancer and the use of cellphones.

The authors reported its finding to CBS news,”What did they find? Overall, nearly 11,000 Danes developed central nervous system tumors during the 18-year period. But when researchers analysed the cancer cases based on whether or not the person was a cell phone user, there was no significant difference between users and non-users.”

The authors further concluded,“In this update of a nationwide study of mobile phone subscribers in Denmark we found no indication of an increased risk of tumours of the central nervous system,” the authors conclude. However, the authors warn that “a small to moderate increase in risk for subgroups of heavy (cellphone) users” cannot be ruled out, which calls for further studies on large populations.

Last year, a separate large study found no clear connection between cell phones and cancer. But it showed a hint of a possible association between very heavy phone use and glioma, a rare but often deadly form of brain tumor. However, the numbers of heavy users was not sufficient to make the case.

Two U.S. agencies — the Food and Drug Administration and the Federal Communications Commission — have found no evidence that cell phones are linked to cancer.

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