The debate between cell phone use and cancer continues!
Despite the World Health Organization's claims that cell phones ARE possibly carcinogenic, a new study shows that cell phone use doesn't seem to increase the risk of a noncancerous brain tumor.
Published in the American Journal of Epidemiology, almost 3 million Danish adults showed that those who used a cell phone for more than 11 years were not any more likely to develop a noncancerous brain tumor than those who began using them recently or don't use them at all.
That's a relief!
Any tumors found in the study were not even more frequent on the side of the head where the device was often used and the size of the tumor did not have any correlation to the amount of cell phone usage.
While this is definitely good news, researchers are still skeptical because the technology hasn't even been around long enough to study long-term results beyond 13 years.
Dr. Joachim Schuz, a researcher of the World Health Organization's IARC, said:
"As most cell phone users started their use only from the early 1990s onwards, we have only up to 15 years of observation time of larger numbers of users — which is perhaps too short to see an effect, if there is any."
We're crossing our fingers this and other studies with similar findings are CORRECT because we'd hate to find out in 10 years that we've been slowly killing ourselves all along!
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