by CIO Staff

Study: Cancer Risk Not Boosted by Cell Phone Use

Dec 06, 20061 min
Computers and PeripheralsConsumer ElectronicsSocial Networking Apps

A new study conducted by researchers from the Danish Institute of Cancer Epidemiology in Copenhagen suggests that cell phone use does not boost a person’s risk of developing malignant forms of cancers, HealthDay News reports via

As part of the study—which was published in the Dec. 6 edition of the Journal of the National Cancer Institute—researchers examined the health up to 2002 of some 420,000 people who first started using cell phones in the early-to-mid 1980s, according to HealthDay News.

Cell phones emit electromagnetic fields from their antennas that can enter the human brain, and there have long been concerns regarding the effects of mobile phone use over an extended period of time, HealthDay News reports.

The researchers found that neither short- nor long-term cell phone use boosted the risk to humans of brain tumors, salivary gland tumors, tumors of the eye or forms of leukemia, according to HealthDay News.

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