Friday, January 26, 2007

New mobile-tumour risk

Guardian Unlimited in Study hints at tumour link to mobiles discusses a new study in this on-going debate...maybe they should ask us in 10 years time - if we're still complis mentis...

Long-term use of mobile phones could be linked to brain tumours, a new study by scientists suggests. People who have used a mobile for 10 years or more seem to have a 39% higher risk of developing a type of tumour called a glioma on the side of their head where they hold their phone.

But scientists have urged caution in interpreting the results as a warning against using mobile phones. They argue that the results are of "borderline statistical significance" and that much of the supporting evidence does not show an overall link between phones and brain cancers.

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