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Mobile Phones Really Do Up Brain Cancer Risk

by Tanya Thomas on October 17, 2008 at 10:38 AM
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 Mobile Phones Really Do Up Brain Cancer Risk

Brain cancer risk indeed upped by use of mobile phones: scientists Scientists have finally agreed on the long-debated issue of whether mobile phones contribute to the risk of brain cancer- and their answer is a vehement "yes'!

According to the experts, the chances of developing a malignant tumor are "significantly increased" for people who use a mobile for ten years.

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The shocking finding is the result of the biggest ever study by the International Agency for Research on Cancer, part of the World Health Organisation.

The experts found a type of brain tumor called glioma is more likely in long-term mobile users.

French experts analyzed data from 13 countries, including Britain.
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Although researchers admit the cause is unknown, but according to them radiation from handsets could be the trigger.

"To underestimate the risk would be a complete disaster," the Sun quoted study chief Professor Elisabeth Cardis, as saying.

However, a British expert insisted mobiles are not dangerous.

Professor Patricia McKinney of the University of Leeds said: "Reasonable use is unlikely to increase the risk of tumors."

Source: ANI
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