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'No cancer link' to mobile phones

6th December 2006

28072006_ModernCity1.jpgA Danish study has found that neither long nor short-term mobile phone use is linked to increased incidence of cancer.

While it has long been known that mobile phone antenna emit electromagnetic fields that can penetrate the brain, researchers from the Danish Institute of Cancer Epidemiology in Copenhagen studied mobile phone company records dating back to 1982.

Out of the 420,000 people reviewed, more than 56,000 had been using a mobile phone for more than 10 years.

But no evidence was found linking users to an increased risk of tumours in the brain, eye or salivary glands, or leukaemia, as had been feared.

More than a billion people worldwide use mobile phones.

A British government-commissioned study that looked into the safety of mobile phones in the late 1990s also concluded that mobile phone use wasn't harmful.

Experts still caution against prolonged mobile phone use, especially among young people, whose bodies may still be developing.


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