cell phone/cancer link murky but present

The World Health Organization has completed a large, 10-year study to determine if cell-phone use causes cancer.

The answer? Not clear enough to make recommendations other than further study of the issue.

The report does find an increase in gliomas, a type of brain cancer, in people who used cell phones for 30 minutes daily for 10 years.

They also found, however, that a little bit of cell phone use can be protective against brain cancer.

So while the big news of the study is that it offered little news, it’s also telling that the researchers couldn’t definitively call cell phones safe, either. (Via The Daily Mail).


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