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Study finds no link between cancer and mobile phone use

Published on 19/05/2010
Contrary to what many believe, there is no link between cancer and mobile phone use, a study claims.

Scientists from the International Agency for Research on Cancer, working on behalf of Interphone and partly funded by the phone industry, compared mobile phone usage between those with and those without certain forms of brain cancer.

The largest study of its kind, it involved more than 5,000 men and women from 13 countries diagnosed with glioma and meningioma – the two types of cancer thought most likely to be affected by mobile phone use.

They were asked to record how much they used their mobile and were then matched with adults of similar age, sex and background who did not have the disease for comparison.

No overall increase in instances of glioma or meningioma brain tumours in regular users of mobile phones was recorded.

"This is consistent with published biological studies, which have not established any effect of exposure to radiation from mobile phones at a cellular level nor found a mechanism by which cancer could be caused," said Professor Patricia McKinney, epidemiologist at the University of Leeds and a member of the research team.

It is estimated that, by the end of 2009, 4.6 billion people had subscribed to a mobile phone network worldwide.
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