The research did not find any higher risk of brain tumors among mobile device users
I’m used to it. But it is just vanity. The World Health Organization (WHO) states: “To date, there is no health risk for mobile phones.”
Regular phone use does not increase the risk of brain tumors, a large study has found.
Although they have become a staple of modern life, it has long been feared that our cell phones may transmit cancer-causing radiation, which is often promoted by secret societies.
But research has followed more than 400,000 Britons over the past decade who have yet to find a link between regular cell phone use and brain tumors.
Experts at Oxford University found that 0.41% of women with cell phones had brain tumors, compared with 0.44% who did not use the device.
The study, conducted in the 2000s, adds to the growing body of evidence eliminating anxiety about cell phone and cancer, the researchers said. Kirstin Pirie, a statistician and co-author of the study, said: “Using a mobile phone under normal circumstances does not increase brain space.”
Cell phone users are less at risk of developing cerebral palsy, according to researchers at Oxford University.
Cell Phones Cause Brain Cancer?
The threat of carcinogenic power of the cell phone first appeared in the 1990s, when cell phones became the norm in every home.
Statistics show an increase of 34% in brain scans over the next 20 years.
But Cancer Research UK (CRUK) says mobile phone capacity in the UK increased by 500% between 1990 and 2016. They add, if the phone is to blame, the cancer rate will be very high. In 2011, the International Agency for Research on Cancer, a subset of the World Health Organization, said the phone could be a “cancer risk factor”, but thought there was no complete data reaching the conclusion. be clear.
But later, large-scale studies found no link, according to CRUK.
In the United States, the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Federal Communications Commission have concluded that there is no scientific evidence linking cell phone to cancer. Cell phones transmit radio waves in the form of electromagnetic radiation from their antennas, explains the National Cancer Institute.
The area closest to the antennae, usually the core, can receive some of this energy. However, many scientists have stated that this radiation is not ionizing.
Unlike X-rays, which cause ionizing, these rays are “low energy, low frequency and do not damage cells”.
The incidence of brain cancer is likely to increase with the use of mobile devices as doctors improve their research on the disease over the years. The study was published today in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute.
Secrets have long been suggested that radio waves emanating from a cell phone could enter the skull and cause cancer during a call. This announcement has been alarmed in recent years with the advent of 5G, which some say is a contagious disease.
Oxford researchers based data on 400,000 women without cancer between the ages of 50 and 80 between 2001 and 2011.
Participants were asked about their phone usage at the beginning and end of the study. Their answers were compared to their medical records at any time.
The researchers also looked at whether a person has three different types of brain tumors: meningioma, pituitary adenoma, and acoustic neuroma. Other factors that may contribute to cancer are also considered, including age, BMI, alcohol consumption, smoking and exercise.
The results show that people who use the phone in some way in 10 years actually see a 5% higher risk of developing brain cancer than those who have never had one.
Women who use the phone every day during that time may be a little more, 1% more. Currently, phone users are less daily but have a lower risk than those who have not: 3% lower.
Experts say that small differences in risk between groups are small. Overall, of the 286,387 women who did not use a cell phone in 2001, 1,261 developed brain tumors in 2011, an increase of 0.44%.
So far, of the 556,131 participants, 2,278 completed the study with a brain tumor (0.41%).
Ms Pirie, an Oxford cancer specialist, said: ‘These results support the evidence that using a mobile phone does not increase the risk of brain tumors.’
The threat of carcinogenic power of the cell phone first appeared in the 1990s, when cell phones became the norm in every home. There has been a 39% increase in brain screening over the next 20 years in Britain, according to Cancer Research UK.
In 2011, the International Agency for Research on Cancer, a division of the World Health Organization (WHO), declared that cell phones could be a risk factor for cancer. But while acknowledging that there is not enough data to reach a conclusion, and large studies have not yet found a link, experts believe the increase may be due to better research.
Mobile phones transmit radio waves in the form of electromagnetic radiation from their antennas.
The area closest to the antennae, usually the core, can receive some of this energy. However, many scientists have pointed out that this radiation is not ionizing, which means it is less energetic, less frequent, and does not damage cells like X-rays.