We have been advised by people out there that over use of cell phones may cause brain cancer. Now, a new Scandinavian study proves that there is no a link between heavy cell phone usage and cancer in adults. Researchers found that there was “no change” in the incidence of cancer rates between 1998 and 2003, compared with the previous two decades.
The study, conducted by Dr. Isabelle Deltour of the Danish Cancer Society and her colleagues, focused on people in Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden – all countries where cell phone use is high. The research was based on 59,984 brain tumor cases diagnosed between 1974 and 2003 among 16 million adults between the ages of 20 and 79 years old.
“The cause of brain tumors is poorly understood. The only well-established risk factors – ionizing radiation and rare hereditary syndromes – account for a small proportion of brain tumor cases. If there is a risk from regular cell phone use, it would take more than 5-10 years for a tumor to appear.” [source]