Long-term cell phone usage raises brain tumor risk

Posted on Saturday, April 01 2006 @ 7:06 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
A new study from the Swedish National Institute claims long term mobile phone use increases the risk for tumors on the side of the head where the phone is used.
Researchers at the Swedish National Institute for Working Life said they looked at the mobile phone use of 905 people between the age of 20 and 80 who had been diagnosed with a malignant brain tumor and found a link.

"A total 85 of these 905 cases were so-called high users of mobile phones, that is they began early to use mobile and/or wireless telephones and used them a lot," the study said.
The researchers claim it's the biggest report yet to look at long-term users of wireless phones, which have been around in Sweden since 1984, longer than in many other countries. You can read on over at CNET.

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