6 Year Study: Mobile Phones Will Not Cause Cancer

The Mobile Telecommunications and Health Research Program conducted a six year study, possibly the largest investigation so far into health risks associated with mobile telephone technology, and concluded that mobile phones will not cause cancer or slow the brain. The researchers studied mobile phones, mobile phone base stations (including newer 3G stations) and the TETRA emergency services radio system used in the UK. The extensive research included five epidemiological studies and eight volunteer studies, three of which explored reported hypersensitivity to signals emitted by phones and base stations.

"None of the research so far suggests that biological or adverse health effects are produced by radio frequency exposure from mobile phones. Reassuringly no epidemiological association was found between short-term and long-term mobile phone use (less than ten years) and cancers of the brain or nervous system. Studies on volunteers provided no evidence that brain function is affected by exposure to the signals emitted by mobile phones or by TETRA radios used by the emergency services," states the report. Likewise, studies on electrical hypersensitivity did not support the theory that unpleasant symptoms are experienced as a result of exposure to signals from mobile phones or base stations.

News source: PC World

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One point that lots of people seem to miss...

I live near Crystal Palace TV transmitter, the Largest transmitter in the world, it radiats 3.5 Mega watts, there's never been a single reported case of as much as a nosebleed in its vicinity! Then there's Mobile phones, radiates milli watts, go figure.

Well not too long ago there was a story on the new here about a man who lived beside a cell phone transmission tower and kept getting horrible head aches whenever he was at home, he moved away from the tower and stopped getting headaches. His doctor told him he has a rare condition that makes him extra sensitive to the radiation from cell phone towers.

Mike Frett said,
I'll up you 2 on this.

Cancer risk in 10 minutes

Cancer after 10 years

That 10 year study beats this 6 year study. Yes, I've been collecting links over the months. I even have a few about Alcohol.

The media is filled with 'news' like these, they always make claims like "Ten minutes on a mobile could trigger cancer" but then when you actually read the article it will invariably say something like "although researchers did not come up with evidence..." ppl has to understand that those kind of news are created only to attract people's attention, nothing else.

Fact is the level of damage to DNA you need to trigger a mutation that could lead to cancer is VERY specific and you need very high levels of radiation. Cellphones do NOT emit the kind of radiation (nor the levels) to do it.

Geez nobody needs a 6 year study to know that cellphones couldn't possibly cause cancer... anyone with a little understanding of physics knows that's impossible!

then 10 years from now we'll see that the cancers and tumours only come 20 years later and look back at this study and think how wrong we've all been...

At the same time they're usually the quickest way to get any research at all. If they're going to assert that it isn't dangerous, they have to be able to provide evidence. This means either they do their own research, or they hire it out. Either way, it traces back to their funds, and skeptics will always play the 'dubious' card.

Ultimately, the exact same argument could be used when anti-wireless groups conduct their own research and report findings in their own favor. It's just as dubious.

I find myself wondering if this isnt similar to the "University of Tobacco Studies" like in "Thank you for Smoking"