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Mobile phones may cause brain cancer new research finds

June 02, 2011 By: Dr Search Principal Consultant at the Search Clinic Category: Mobile Marketing, mobile phones, smart phones, Uncategorized

The World Health Organization’s cancer research agency says mobile phones are “possibly carcinogenic”.Mobile phones may cause brain cancer new research findsA review of evidence suggests an increased risk of a malignant type of brain cancer cannot be ruled out. However, any link is not certain – they concluded that it was “not clearly established that it does cause cancer in humans”.

A group of 31 experts has been meeting in Lyon, France, to review human evidence coming from epidemiological studies.

They said they looked at all relevant human studies of people using mobile phones and exposure to electromagnetic fields in their workplace.

The WHO’s International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) can give mobile phones one of five scientific labels: carcinogenic, probably carcinogenic, possibly carcinogenic, not classifiable or probably not carcinogenic.

It concluded that mobiles should be rated as “possibly carcinogenic” because of a possible link with a type of brain cancer – glioma.

The WHO estimated that there are five billion mobile phone subscriptions globally.

Christopher Wild, director of the IARC, said: “Given the potential consequences for public health of this classification and findings it is important that additional research be conducted into the long term, heavy use of mobile phones.

“Pending the availability of such information, it is important to take pragmatic measures to reduce exposure such as hands free devices or texting.”

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