|Cell Phones & Brain Tumor|
|Saturday, 19 December 2009 00:00|
Study : Cell Phones Don't Raise Brain Tumor Risk
Cell phone use don't raise the risk for brain tumor, a new Danish study suggests.
In this study, researchers questioned 427 patients who had brain tumor and 822 healthy individuals on their past cell phone use. The researchers also reviewed some of cell phone records of both groups to document the ammount and lenght of calls made.
They found no increased risk for brain tumors related to cell phone use, frequency of use or number of years of use. The scientists also say there was no evidence that brain tumors occur more often on the side of the head where the participants usually held their cell phones.
Why the concern?
Although some studies have suggested an increased risk of brain tumors with cell phone "those studies have been criticized for problems with (their) design", says Dr. Christoffer Johansen of the Danish Cancer Society, who conducted the latest research.
His findings support most of the studies deemed to be more credible, he says.
Still, these have been few long-term or heavy cell phone users involved in any of the studies examining a possible link between cell phone use and brain tumor, Johansen notes.
"In our study, few people reported regular cell phone use for 10 years or more. We won't be able to make any firm conclusions until we can confirm these result with studies (involving) more long-term and heavy cell phone users". he says.
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|Last Updated ( Sunday, 20 December 2009 11:07 )|