Saturday, September 27, 2008

Children face five times the risk of brain cancer from extensive cell phone use...

Scientists have issued warnings to US legislators that the risks of brain cancer from cellphone use is real - people under 20 years are five times more likely to develop brain cancer from cellphone use.

These have come from David Carpenter, director of the Institute of Health and Environment at the University of Albany, who testified before the House sub-committee on domestic policy,"We must not repeat the situation we had earlier with the relationship between smoking and lung cancer." he said.

And another from Robert Herberman, director of the University of Pittsburg Cancer Institute, who said most studies that claimed no link between mobile phone use and brain cancer were outdated, had methodological concerns and did not include sufficient numbers of long-term mobile phone users.

People under 20 years were five times more at risk and likely to develop brain cancers.

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