Sunday, October 12, 2008

Scientists Warn Congress About Cell Phones and Cancer

Posted by Neill Abayon

Two scientists told the U.S. House Subcommittee on Domestic Policy that use of cell phone may raise the risk of brain cancer. The concern came from Dr. Ronald Herberman, director of the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute, and Dr. David Carpenter, director of the Institute for Health and the Environment at the University of Albany.

The two scientists cited a major study recently presented by Dr. Lennart Hardell of Örebro University in Sweden, which stated that people using cell phones doubled their risk of developing brain cancer and acoustic neuromas, a tumor that damage the hearing nerve.

The study also showed that people who started using cell phone before the age of 20 years were more than five times as likely to develop brain cancer.

Read the full article here.


Tey said...

Cellphone has mild radiation and daily prolonged use may lead to cancer. we should used celfone for emergency calls. We have landline anyway.
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