Mobile phones have no connection with cancer!May 17th, 2010 - 11:40 pm by Wajiha H.
According to a very old perception, prolonged use of mobile-phones leads to brain tumor. But a ten year old study, Interphone, says this is nothing but misconception. Those of you who are still not aware of it, Interphone is the biggest study that has taken place on the subject, as it has been one of the ever burning topics in telecom industry conducted in thirteen countries all around the world.
Well it doesn’t end here though, the study does find a slightly increased risk of glioma tumor (kind of brain tumor) among people who use their mobile phone for more than 1,640 hours, but it is still not confirmed yet and evidently is in need of more research.
According to the IARC (International Agency for Research on Cancer), which coordinated the study, it is quite possible that on the contrary, regular usage of mobile phones is able to reduce your chances of getting cancer! That does come as a surprise though.
There has been some criticism on the study about the fact that children have not been included in it. The agency’s reason for not doing so is that the method needed to study children is quite different from the method used. Needless to say the study is not definitive and some more research is needed to reach to some hard and fast conclusions.
For children MobiKids and CEFALO are conducting studies and there results are expected to be available by the next year or so. No increased risk of cancer was found out even on a prolonged use of wireless phones, according the study.
We still cannot say anything about what risks a heavy mobile phone user is exposed to when he uses it for a long period of time as the only data that is available for this study was not more than 15 years old.
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