Mobile phones DON’T increase the risk of brain cancer, 30-year study concludes. There is no link between mobile phones and brain cancer, a landmark study has revealed. via – NNeeWWss Beees
Researchers found no increase in tumours over the last 29 years, despite an enormous increase in the use of the devices. In Australia, where the study was conducted, 9 per cent of people had a mobile phone in 1993 – a number which has shot up to 90 per cent today.
But in the same period, cancer rates in people aged 20 – 84 rose only slightly in men and remained stable in women. There were ‘significant’ rises in tumours in the elderly, but the increase began five years before mobile phones arrived in Australia in 1987, the researchers said.
The study’s author, Professor Simon Chapman, of the University of Sydney, said phones emit non-ionising radiation that is not currently thought to damage DNA – and his findings make him even more confident the devices are not liked to cancer.