In the latest study that gives us a little more reassurance that we aren't killing ourselves every time we make a phone call, the use of cellphones do not increase children's risk for developing cancer!
In the first study focusing on the carcinogenic affects of cellphones on kids, researchers compared the cellphone habits of nearly 1,000 children between the ages of 7 and 19 in Western Europe, including 352 with brain tumors and 646 without.
Fortunately, those children using cellphones were no more likely to develop a brain tumor than others.
Pediatricians are using the study results to relieve parents that they "don't need to be panicked about cellphones and cancer". If you ARE still panicked, the American Cancer Society recommends reducing risk of cellphone energy exposure by using a hands-free device or a speakerphone.
This is definitely good news! We're just crossing our fingers that we won't ever write about another study that says otherwise.
[Image via AP Images.]
Tags: brain, carcinogen, cell phone, children, energy, exposure, kids, parents, research, study, tumor