Cellphones and brain tumors: Report revives nagging questions
A group called the International EMF Collaborative has issued a report warning that regular use of cellphones can result in a significant risk of brain tumors. Above, a motorist uses a handset last year, before such devices were banned while driving. (Don Bartletti / Los Angeles Times / June 30, 2008)
The wireless industry has been telling us for years that cellphones don’t cause brain cancer, but a new study raises doubts.
By David Lazarus
People have been asking for years whether cellphones can give you a brain tumor. And for years, the wireless industry has been telling us not to worry our pretty heads.
So that’s settled, right? Maybe not.
A group called the International EMF Collaborative issued a report the other day warning that cellphones may be more dangerous than users have been led to believe by health authorities.
The report, titled “Cellphones and Brain Tumors: 15 Reasons for Concern,” says the latest research indicates that regular use of cellphones can result in a “significant” risk of brain tumors.
It also says kids are at greater risk than adults because their still-developing brain cells are more vulnerable to electromagnetic radiation.
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