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Mobile phone cancer risk to be investigated

E61f53cbf2f24ce0e93dd314b6e69Professor Lawrie Challis is planning a study of 200,000 mobile users over five years to establish once and for all whether handsets pose an increased risk of cancer.

Although research thus far has failed to find a link, Challis makes the point that things such as cigarette smoking and asbestos took ten years of widespread exposure before significant links to health showed up.

Also, an earlier Danish study did appear to find a marginally increased risk of certain types of brain tumour among long-term mobile users. Professor Challis, who is chairman of the government-sponsored mobile telecommunications health research programme, calls this a “hint”.

[Via The Times and MSN

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January 22, 2007 in Health & beauty | Permalink

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