As the battle of the cellphone cancer studies continues, a new study has revealed that there is no relationship between cellphones and cancer in children. Previously, a panel of experts from the World Health Organization’s International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) declared cellphones as a potential cancer risk.
The absence of an exposure-response relationship either in terms of the amount of mobile phone use or by localization of the brain tumor argues against a causal association.
The study has been published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute, was mainly to see the effects of cellphone radiation in children — as they get more influenced by radiation than adults. It has been reported by different studies that a child’s brain absorb twice as much radiation than adults.
Researchers compared about 1,000 cellphone users diagnosed with brain cancer, with the ones who were in good health.
According to Martin Roosli, an Epidemiologist by profession and also the lead author of this study:
A large and immediate risk of cellphones causing brain tumors in children can be excluded.
In my opinion, cellphone radiation does affect the human health in some way or another. Even if researchers prove that there is no link between cellphone radiation and cancer, it is unlikely to stop the ongoing debate.
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