Times of India – October 25,2009
A recent international study by the World Health Organization found an increased risk of developing cancers in heavy users of cell phones. The landmark international study worth £20 million carried out research in 13 countries.The decade –long investigation overseen by the WHO says that heavy mobile phone users face a higher risk of developing brain tumors later in life. A preliminary breakdown of the results found a ‘significantly increased risk’ of some brain tumors ‘related to use of mobile phones for a period of 10 years or more. Several countries, notably France, have started strengthening warnings in this regard and American politicians are urgently investigating the risks.
The study found an increased risk of glioma (the most common brain tumor), with one finding a 39% increase and an increased risk of acoustic neuroma (a benign tumor of a nerve between the ear and the brain) reporting a higher risk after using mobiles for 10 years.