Scientists belonging to the UK's Institute of Cancer Research have revealed that there is no increased risk of developing brain tumor as a result of using mobile phones. The use of mobile phones is in no way connected to glioma, according to the scientists. Many other researches conducted in Europe and the US had also yielded the same conclusions.
The latest research covered 13 nations. Even though there has been a remarkable increase in the usage of mobile phones in recent years, there is no evidence to suggest that this results in brain tumors and headaches. The US and the UK report as many as 20,000 and 4,000 fresh cases of brain tumor annually. The latest research has also contradicted the report by Swedish scientists who claimed that the higher intensity of the signals from mobiles in the rural areas resulted in higher health risks. The earlier analog model phones also did not pose any such dangers, according to the research.
As many as 1,716 healthy volunteers and 966 people suffering from glioma brain tumors were studied during the research. The study concluded that the risk of cancer and radio frequency field exposure were unconnected. This is in spite of the fact that most tumors were reported on the side of the head where the phone was held while in use. This has been attributed to biased reporting. The research findings were welcomed by the National Radiological Protection Board, even though it still contends that unnecessary mobile phone calls should not be made by children.