06 December 2006

No cancer from cellphones

Fears that cellphones might cause cancer appear to be all talk, researchers report.

Fears that cellphones might cause cancer appear to be all talk, researchers report.

A major new Danish study finds no link between short- or long-term use of the devices and risks for malignancy.

The antennae of cell phones emit electromagnetic fields that can penetrate into the human brain and concerns have been raised that this may increase the risk of tumours in the head or neck.

In their study in the December 6 issue of the Journal of the National Cancer Institute, researchers at the Danish Institute of Cancer Epidemiology in Copenhagen studied 420 095 people who first started using cellphones between 1982 and 1995. They then tracked their health through to 2002.

No links found
The study found no association between short- or long-term cellphone use and brain tumours, salivary gland tumours, eye tumours or leukaemias.

The findings "suggest that the use of cellular telephones does not pose a substantial risk of brain tumours among short-term or long-term users," the study authors wrote. – (HealthDayNews)

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