British Study Finds No Link Between Cell Phones and Cancer

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As the popularity of cell phones has increased over the years, a debate over whether users will develop cancer because of it has been a topic of conversation. However, a recent review of published research by scientists in Britian found that there is no clear evidence that cell phone causes cancer.

The scientists found that there was no convincing proof that radio waves from cellular devices cause brain tumors or any other types of cancer, but cautioned that they didn’t have enough information to predict the risk beyond 15 years of usage. A report by the Health Protection Agency said it was “important” to watch for signs of rising cancer cases, which so far show “no indication” of increased risk.

This was actually a study of other scientist’s research. It looked at hundreds of peer-reviewed reports and, according to the group’s chariman, Prof. Anthony Swerdlow, “the evidence overall has not demonstrated any adverse effects on human health from exposure to radiofrequency fields below internationally accepted guideline levels.”

Additional research by the group found that mobile phone radiation might cause a change in low frequency brain waves, but it was unclear whether the effects were consistent and had any implications on a person’s health.

This report is similar to that of the study performed by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. According to their study in 2010, cell phones do not pose a significant health risk as a result of radio frequency energy.

Source: The Guardian



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