No Cancer Risk From Cell Phones
Posted on Dec 16, 2006
Researchers from the Danish Institute of Cancer Epidemiology have found that cell phone use does not increase the risk of cancer. The study looked at more than 420,000 cell users, some 56,000 of whom had used a mobile phone for more than 10 years.
(h/t: Engadget Mobile)
Mobile phone antennas emit electromagnetic fields that can penetrate the human brain.
But a Danish team found no evidence that this was linked to an increased risk of tumours in the head or neck as had been feared.
The study, of more than 420,000 mobile phone users, appears in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute.
The researchers, from the Danish Institute of Cancer Epidemiology in Copenhagen, looked at data on people who had been using mobile phones from as far back as 1982.