Japanese Study: No Increased Cancer Risk with Cellphones

According to scientists at Tokyo Women's Medical University, using a mobile phone does not increase your risk of brain cancer, a finding which adds to the growing body of evidence that mobile phones are safe. The study, which is the first to consider the effects of radiation on different parts of the brain, compared phone use in 322 brain cancer patients with 683 healthy people and found that regularly using a mobile did not significantly affect the likelihood of getting brain cancer. They also studied the radiation emitted from different types of phones to assess the affect on different areas of the brain.

"Using our newly developed and more accurate techniques, we found no association between mobile phone use and cancer, providing more evidence to suggest they don't cause brain cancer," Naohito Yamaguchi, who led the research, said.

News source: Reuters

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My monitor start shaking when i receive a cellphone call. is it dangerous?. my common sense say :YES!.


heres what they said at the source:

"So far, studies have shown no evidence that mobile use is harmful, but we can't be completely sure about their long-term effects. Research is still ongoing," said Lesley Walker, Cancer Research UK's director of cancer information.

So the Japanese didn't prove anything. we know short term effects are minimal or none

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heres what they said at the source:

"So far, studies have shown no evidence that mobile use is harmful, but we can't be completely sure about their long-term effects. Research is still ongoing," said Lesley Walker, Cancer Research UK's director of cancer information.

So the Japs didn't prove anything. we know short term effects are minimal or none

when presenting a case, its usually not good to use racial slurs (regardless of whether or not you yourself are of the aforementioned party). But back on subject, there are a million ways to prove something does do something, and not so many ways to prove that something does NOT do something.

it is easier to prove a positive than a negative. that being said, i believe that the tests being run for these experiments are not completely viable (toward anyone who has done research on the matter). this research has done nothing more than add ambiguity to the matter. Of course, maybe this matter will never be resolved. The same things have been said about many other things, and most people just follow the media's advice on whether or not something is harmful. It would seem that most things cause cancer nowadays anyways.

Yea.... doesn't change the fact that so many people I know complain that when they speak on a cellphone for more than 10min straight they feel heat in their ear AND NO just like me they dont press the phone right in the ear.

You still have a warm object very close to your ear. If you've ever seen your mobile look steamed up after a phone call ... seriously, it's just that.

It hasn't been warming your brain.