Cell phones are used by an estimated 275 million people in the United States and 4 billion worldwide.
A recent review of studies assessed whether there was epidemiologic evidence for an association between long-term cell phone usage and the risk of developing a brain tumor.
In order to be included in the analysis, studies were required to have been published in a peer-reviewed journal, included participants who had used cell phone for 10 or more years, and analyzed the side of the brain tumor relative to the side of the head preferred for cell phone usage. Eleven long-term epidemiologic studies fit the criteria.
Dirksen Senate Office Building
Capital Hill, Washington, D.C.
Sept. 14, 2009
Appropriations Subcommittee. on Health & Human Services
Sen. Tom Harkin, D-Iowa - Chair
Sen. Arlen Specter
Sen. Mark Pryor
Pt. 1 of 3 - John Ducher, Assoc. Dir. National Institutes of Health Nat'l Toxicology Program
“It’s Not a Tumor!”: Cell Phone Use and Brain Cancer
...The more our society turns to the use of cell phones, the more we are likely to find out about the health risks resulting from their use. If masses of people continue using this method of communication, data will be more prevalent, thus, easier to obtain. This is sure to be an emerging issue over the next 5-10 years, and one which warrants our full attention. ...
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