Does cell-phone use cause cancer? - update

A new study published in the British Journal of Medicine updates our October 10, 2005 news article. In this study, the researchers examine the connection between glioma (a type of cancerous brain tumor) and cell-phone use. The study compares the cell phone use of close to 1000 people who developed glioma with a larger control group, and finds that the cell-phone use was essentially the same.

You can find more details of the study here. This is another of many studies that fail to find a detrimental impact of cell-phone use. If there is any risk, it pales in comparison with more typical risks such as heart disease, cancer, Alzheimer's, etc. So let's continue to enjoy cell-phone use, but don't drive and use a cell-phone. That really is hazardous!


Last Modification - January 22, 2006