01 Jun '11, 12am

Mobile phone users may be at higher risk from brain cancer, WHO cancer experts say

Mobile phone users may be at higher risk from brain cancer, WHO cancer experts say

A man speaks on his mobile phone on May 31, 2011 in New York City. In a new report by 31 scientists meeting at the World Health Organization International Agency for Research on Cancer, it was found that using a mobile phone may increase your risk for certain kinds of brain cancers. -- PHOTO: AFP PARIS - MOBILE phone users may be at increased risk from brain cancer and should use texting and free-hands devices to reduce exposure, the World Health Organisation's cancer experts said on Tuesday. Radio-frequency electromagnetic fields generated by such devices are 'possibly carcinogenic to humans,' the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) announced at the end of an eight-day meeting in Lyon, France. Experts 'reached this classification based on review of the human evidence coming from epidemiological studies' pointing to an increased incidence of glioma, a malign...

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