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A new report published in the the Journal of the National Cancer Institute, scientists researched the effects of cellphones on children and adolescents, comparing cellphone usage of a group diagnosed with brain tumors against a control group of cellphone-using individuals who were in good health.
The study was conducted on 1000 participants and found no conclusive evidence on whether usage of mobile phone causes cancer.
?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,? concludes the study.
This is the latest in a long line of extensive research aimed at finding the truth about whether mobile phones cause cancer or not. The three most recent studies:
1. The World Health Organization?s International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) announced the results of its cellphones/cancer study in May of this year, calling mobile phones ?possibly carcinogenic to humans.?
2. A study published in February found that mobile phone use caused increased activity in certain parts of the brain, but couldn?t determine if those effects were causing any harm, or even if they were beneficial.
3. Last year, a less-credible study that was partially funded by the wireless industry found no evidence of increased risk of brain tumors associated with mobile phones. But the scientists behind that study acknowledged that the results weren?t definitive.
Regardless of the studies conducted in the past and the new ones that will come up in the future, experts have a few suggestion on mobile usage:
1. Use a mobile hands-free/blue tooth device
2. Perhaps send text messages more than you talk on your mobile
3. Avoid talking for long on your mobile phone
Sources: CNN Health, mashable.com, wikipedia, WHO,?http://jnci.oxfordjournals.org/