Sun Sentinel, Florida (1.2.2006) Three European research groups in separate studies have found an increased risk of brain tumors in people who have used the phones for 10 years or more. Two of the studies found a correlation between the tumor’s location and the side of the head where people reported they held the phone (Hardell et al 2003).
One also suggests the greatest risk is in people who began using the phones before age of 20. Lennart Hardell found that the use of cell phones before age of 20 increased the risk of brain tumors by 5.2, compared to 1.4 for all ages.
•Brain cancer risk increased at the side one holds the phone A study by Jonas Hardell, professor of Oncology, Sweden suggests that the risk for developing brain tumors increases significantly for the people who use the phone more intensely and for more years. Also a significantly increased risk of brain cancer was observed on the same side as one held the phone, but not on the other side.
In addition, the risk was increased by 30% for developing Acoustic Neurinoma, a benign tumor in the brain on a nerve related to hearing that may cause permanent deafness if not removed in time. (Hardell L 2009)
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