Mobile phones can’t cause brain tumor: Survey

London: A recently released study from the World Health Organization concerning a possible link between extensive cell-phone use and cancer has had the world worried.

Now, researchers from the University of Tampere in Finland have directly contradicted WHO’s findings, saying mobile phones are unlikely to cause cancer because brain tumours are not clustered within the radiation range emitted from most devices.

People who spent the most time on mobiles were no more likely to experience tumours located within 5 cm of the phone, where ``90 percent of the radiation`` is emitted, they said.

Study author Dr Suvi Larjavaara said although the results may be reassuring, they are certainly not conclusive, reports the Daily Mail

She said cancer could take a long time to develop and only five per cent of the people included in the study had been using mobile phones for at least 10 years.

Overall, the evidence remains conflicted.


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