Long use of mobile phone "may cause cancer"

Long use of mobile phone "may cause cancer" writes the British Telegraph.

Over 25 years, the World Health Organisation has conducted one of the biggest researches of the electromagnetic radiation effects of human health. Though the final results have not been published yet and will be published soon, the journalists of Telegraph disclose the preliminary results.

The WHO project Interphone conducted studies in 13 countries, interviewing tumour sufferers and people in good health to see whether their mobile phone use differed. It questioned about 12,800 people between 2000 and 2004.

Six of eight Interphone studies found some rise in the risk of glioma (the most common brain tumour), with one finding a 39 per cent increase.

Two of seven studies into acoustic neurinoma (a benign tumour of a nerve between the ear and brain) reported a higher risk after using mobiles for 10 years. A Swedish report said it was 3.9 times higher.

An Israeli study found heavy users were about 50 per cent more likely to suffer tumours of the parotid salivary gland.

The preliminary results of Interphone project caused a huge critic. It should be noted, however, that the project was partly financed by the industry. This probably explains a delay to publish the final results.

Source: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/mobile-phones/6420093/Long-term-use-of-mobile-phones-may-be-linked-to-cancer.html


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