30 Year Study: Cell Phones Don’t Increase Risk Of Brain Cancer

Go ahead and chat on your cellphone, science says it’s not increasing your risk of brain cancer. University of Sydney researchers examined the link between age and rates of brain tumors by looking at 19,858 men and 14,222 women diagnosed with brain cancer between 1982 and 2012, and national phone usage data from between 1987 and 2012. They found that over the near 30-year period, age-adjusted brain cancer incidence rates rose only slightly in males but were stable in females. There were “significant” rises in brain tumors in the elderly, but the increase began five years before mobile phones arrived in Australia. Study author, Professor Simon Chapman, says phones emit non-ionising radiation that is not currently thought to damage DNA, and his findings make him even more confident the devices are not linked to cancer. (Daily Mail