- Cell phones emit radiofrequency (RF) energy, which is another name for radio waves (see Questions 1 and 2).
- Research suggests that the amount of RF energy produced by cell phones is too low to cause significant tissue heating or an increase in body temperature (see Question 2).
- Concerns have been raised that RF energy from cell phones may pose a cancer risk to users (see Questions 1 and 2).
- Researchers are studying tumors of the brain and central nervous system and other sites of the head and neck because cell phones are typically held next to the head when used (see Question 5).
- Research studies have not shown a consistent link between cell phone use and cancer. A large international study (Interphone) published in 2010 found that, overall, cell phone users have no increased risk for two of the most common types of brain tumor—glioma and meningioma. For the small proportion of study participants who reported spending the most total time on cell phone calls there was some increased risk of glioma, but the researchers considered this finding inconclusive (see Questions 6 and 7).
The Sound of Four Billion Cell Phones Ringing: Children have a higher risk of developing cancer
June 1st, 2011 · No Comments
1). In addition, children may be at greater risk because their nervous systems are still developing at the time of exposure. A large case-control study of childhood brain cancer in several Northern European countries is in progress. Researchers from the Centre for Research in Environmental Epidemiology in Spain are conducting an international study—Mobi-Kids—to evaluate risk from new communications technologies (including cell phones) and other environmental factors in young people ages 10 to 24. More information about the Mobi-Kids study is available at http://www.mbkds.com on the Internet. Cell Phones and Cancer Risk Key Points