The latest study led by the Institute of Cancer Epidemiology in Denmark which looked at more than 350,000 people with mobile phones over an 18-year period has stated that there is no link between mobile phones and brain cancer. The results are the strongest evidence yet that using a mobile phone does not seem to increase the risk of cancers of the brain or central nervous system in adults.
Researchers concluded users were at no greater risk than anyone else of developing brain cancer. The findings, published on the British Medical Journal website, come after a series of studies have come to similar conclusions.
However, there has also been some research casting doubt on mobile phone safety, prompting the World Health Organization to warn that they could still be carcinogenic.
In doing so, the WHO put mobile phones in the same category as coffee, meaning a link could not be ruled out but could not be proved either. However, those under the age of 16 have been advised to use mobile phones only for essential purposes and keep all calls short.
However, the researchers accept there were some limitations to the study, including the exclusion of “corporate subscriptions”, thereby excluding people who used their phones for business purposes, who could be among the heaviest users.
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