20 Oct '11, 11pm

Largest study of its kind finds no link between long-term use of mobile phones and increased risk of brain tumours

Largest study of its kind finds no link between long-term use of mobile phones and increased risk of brain tumours

A man talks on a mobile phone. -- PHOTO: REUTERS PARIS (AFP) - The largest study of its kind found no link between long-term use of mobile phones and increased risk of brain tumours, the British Medical Journal (BMJ) reported on Friday. Danish researchers found no evidence of enhanced risk among more than 350,000 mobile-phone subscribers whose health was monitored over 18 years. Earlier research on the possible link between cell phone use and cancerous tumours has been inconclusive, partly due to lack of long-term data. In June, the World Health Organisation's International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) classified the radio-frequency electromagnetic fields emitted by mobile phones as 'possibly carcinogenic to humans'. The new study follows up an earlier investigation that compared the cancer risk faced by all mobile phone subscribers in Denmark - some 420,000 people...

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