A 20-year study of Danish cell phone users shows short or long term use of cell phones is not linked to increased risk of brain cancer.

The study conducted by the Institute of Cancer Epidemiology, Danish Cancer Society, Copenhagen, Denmark, involved over 400 thousand Danish cell phone users who were tested for cancer up to 21 years after first starting to use cell phones between 1982 and 1995. The cancers investigated were tumours in the brain, salivary glands, and the eyes. Acoustic neuroma (a benign slow growing tumour in the brain’s hearing and balance nerve) and leukemia were also covered in the study.

Concerns about the possible links between cancer of the brain or throat and cellular phones have been around since their use became widespread because of the electromagnetic fields they emit and the fact they are often held close to the head.

“Cellular Telephone Use and Cancer Risk: Update of a Nationwide Danish Cohort”
Joachim Sch?z, Rune Jacobsen, J?rgen H. Olsen, John D. Boice, Jr, Joseph K. McLaughlin, Christoffer Johansen
Journal of the National Cancer Institute, Vol. 98, No. 23, 1707- 1713, December 6, 2006
DOI: 10.1093/jnci/djj464
Click here to view Abstract of the study.

Written by: Catharine Paddock
Writer: Medical News Today