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Mobiles "Cause Brain Cancer" According To WHO

A research study conducted by the World Health Organisation (WHO) has confirmed the links between usage of mobile handsets and incidents of brain cancer; a fact long suspected by many experts and medical practitioners.

The research by WHO which went over a period of 10 years has found crucial evidence that shows that heavy mobile users invariably posses a higher risk of being affected by brain tumours in the latter stages of their lives.

The scientists have strongly argued for precautions to be taken in order to mitigate the chances of developing brain cancer due to excessive use of cell phones.

Explaining their views on the subject, Dr Siegal Sadetzki, a key researcher who participated in the study mentioned "Most studies, including ours, show something happening in long-term users. Why shouldn't we take some simple measures to limit exposure just to be on the safe side?”

The new findings are surely going to raise concerns amongst many people who cannot possibly even imagine leaving their mobile phones for a long time.

However given the fact that use of mobile phones carries the potential risk of causing cancer, users should try their most to limit the usage and parents too should look to minimise of the use of mobile phones by their kids.

Our Comments

Should we dismiss these investigations or are we really sitting on a timebomb? Anyhow, it is unlikely that mobile phones will be banned forever. I can't imagine living without one even if it carries health risks. Mobile phones (or their masts) have long been associated with health concerns.

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Désiré has been musing and writing about technology during a career spanning four decades. He dabbled in website building and web hosting when DHTML and frames were en vogue and started writing about the impact of technology on society just before the start of the Y2K hysteria at the turn of the last millennium. Following an eight-year stint at where he discovered the joys of global tech-fests, Désiré now heads up TechRadar Pro. Previously he was a freelance technology journalist at Incisive Media, Breakthrough Publishing and Vnunet, and Business Magazine. He also launched and hosted the first Tech Radio Show on Radio Plus.