Mythbusted: No link between mobile phones & brain cancer

It’s always nice knowing that devices you use on a regular basis are not causing major long term physical damage. This is exactly the conclusion that the Institute of Cancer Epidemiology in Denmark (via the BBC) came up with when they studied the link between brain cancer and mobile phones, finding, well, absolutely no link whatsoever.

They studied a whopping 358,403 mobile phone owners over 18 years to come up with the conclusion that mobile phones do not cause brain cancer. It turned out that incidence rate of cancers of the central nervous system was the same for both mobile phone users and non-mobile phone users. Even if you had been using mobile phones for more than 13 years, you are at no greater risk.

This study effectively debunks the myth that mobile phones give out dangerous waves that cause all sorts of damage to your brain. Now you can go about peacefully using your mobile phones, making calls and putting the phone up to your head like you’re supposed to, without having to worry about health risks that seemed unfounded to begin with.

Hopefully this study will also convince those people claiming to have “Electromagnetic Hypersensitivity” (EHS) that their condition is bogus. As reported by the BBC last month, some people actually believe that they feel ill from WiFi, cellular and other radio signals, so much so that they have moved to a mobile phone free zone in the United States.

EHS is not even an actual condition recognized by US medical officials…

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"some people actually believe that they feel ill from WiFi, cellular and other radio signals, so much so that they have moved to a mobile phone free zone in the United States."
and they are calle hipocondriacs

chago12 said,
"some people actually believe that they feel ill from WiFi, cellular and other radio signals, so much so that they have moved to a mobile phone free zone in the United States."
and they are calle hipocondriacs

No, those are people who fear large water dwelling mammals called hippos.

You mean hypochondriacs. 8)

excalpius said,

No, those are people who fear large water dwelling mammals called hippos.

You mean hypochondriacs. 8)

Hippo, hypo, tree huggers, weirdos... it's all the same

It's pretty obvious mobile phone radiation is harmless otherwise there'd be some freaky babies being born considering us men keep em in pockets next to our ball bag!

Of course it doesn't cause brain cancer. You know how much money that business generates? Did you expect any other result?

notta said,
Of course it doesn't cause brain cancer. You know how much money that business generates? Did you expect any other result?

It's always the "man" that does everything with the "green power".. sounds like you are a TAD envious and jealous.. maybe you should stop living with mommy and get a life, retard!

According to a new report, using Android, causes brain cancer. Researchers believe it's because how complex it is to use.
They noticed that brain cells started dividing at a hyper rate, when users were presented even with the Android lock-screen.
The home-page is reported to have been causing fits of dizziness and confusion in some users, because of it's close resemblance with iOS.
There have also been unconfirmed reports of people becoming unconscious. Scientist are attributing this to the number of home-screens Android can have.

FMH said,
According to a new report, using Android, causes brain cancer. Researchers believe it's because how complex it is to use.
They noticed that brain cells started dividing at a hyper rate, when users were presented even with the Android lock-screen.
The home-page is reported to have been causing fits of dizziness and confusion in some users, because of it's close resemblance with iOS.
There have also been unconfirmed reports of people becoming unconscious. Scientist are attributing this to the number of home-screens Android can have.

If only we could vote this jackass off the planet.. Software can't cause cancer.. oh forget it, not wasting my time with bafoon.

rijp said,

If only we could vote this jackass off the planet.. Software can't cause cancer.. oh forget it, not wasting my time with bafoon.


Wow...
You have no sense of humour. It was a joke.

The study has been criticized by many scientists due to the methodology utilized. They didn't use heavy users like company executives, prepaid users and one of the conclusions was that a group of cellphone users actually had a DECREASED incidence of cancer.
This is ridiculous. The study was formatted to accomplish the conclusion that cellphones do not cause cancer. You could say the same thing if you grab a small group of occasional smokers for that same number of years.
Things are not what they seem if you look closer.

Luis Mazza said,
The study has been criticized by many scientists due to the methodology utilized. They didn't use heavy users like company executives, prepaid users and one of the conclusions was that a group of cellphone users actually had a DECREASED incidence of cancer.
This is ridiculous. The study was formatted to accomplish the conclusion that cellphones do not cause cancer. You could say the same thing if you grab a small group of occasional smokers for that same number of years.
Things are not what they seem if you look closer.

OK, let's look closer.. Scientists and ANY health organization.. NONE, not the CDC, government, not a SINGLE soul on this planet actually knows WHAT causes cancer. There is your truth. Smoking may CONTRIBUTE to cancer, but it hasn't been proven to CAUSE cancer, it's all how you twist the words to make you believe what you WANT to believe.

I do believe smoking is bad.. but I know people that smoke 50 years, they don't have cancer.. I know people that DON'T smoke and get lung cancer, lets see you wriggle out of this one Mr. Wizard!

Phones and their use, is a device, it's not focused energy, for one thing. It's a broadcast, it's not directed at you or your body.. so if you take the group of people and they stand in a circle.. if these readings are to be believed and accurate, would show that ALL members of the circle have EQUAL amounts of cancer, but they don't.. so what does that mean?

Phones do not CAUSE cancer. People have different tolerance levels.. you can't blame something just because it's pervasive use, that's just retarded.

rijp said,

OK, let's look closer.. Scientists and ANY health organization.. NONE, not the CDC, government, not a SINGLE soul on this planet actually knows WHAT causes cancer. There is your truth. Smoking may CONTRIBUTE to cancer, but it hasn't been proven to CAUSE cancer, it's all how you twist the words to make you believe what you WANT to believe.

I do believe smoking is bad.. but I know people that smoke 50 years, they don't have cancer.. I know people that DON'T smoke and get lung cancer, lets see you wriggle out of this one Mr. Wizard!

Phones and their use, is a device, it's not focused energy, for one thing. It's a broadcast, it's not directed at you or your body.. so if you take the group of people and they stand in a circle.. if these readings are to be believed and accurate, would show that ALL members of the circle have EQUAL amounts of cancer, but they don't.. so what does that mean?

Phones do not CAUSE cancer. People have different tolerance levels.. you can't blame something just because it's pervasive use, that's just retarded.

Given your CAPS-LOCK-EVERYWHERE-SYNDROME, punctuation, orthography and grammar mistakes, it is pretty clear who is the pervasive and retarded one.

yep, and vaccination leads to autism, putting your tooth under the pillow will get you money, and once a year theres an old man climbing down your chimney after he watched you closely for a year.

theclueless said,
yep, and vaccination leads to autism, putting your tooth under the pillow will get you money, and once a year theres an old man climbing down your chimney after he watched you closely for a year.

Unfortunately, the mad actions and rantings of paranoid schizophrenics make a lot of money for magazines, new channels, and websites.

This is only one study. Other studies have found the opposite or have been inconclusive. Shameful biased journalism from newin here.

Ricky65 said,
This is only one study. Other studies have found the opposite or have been inconclusive. Shameful biased journalism from newin here.

This study has been running for 18 years, what more do you want?

smooth_criminal1990 said,

This study has been running for 18 years, what more do you want?

Plenty of other studies that have evidenced the contrary. Implying this one source single handedly defies all other is bias.

Every single non-biased study has found there is no merit in such claims. The only ones that DO are not only short-term studies, but are funded by groups with an agenda.

FloatingFatMan said,
Every single non-biased study has found there is no merit in such claims. The only ones that DO are not only short-term studies, but are funded by groups with an agenda.

it is the mobile phone operators which have the biggest agenda.

Ricky65 said,

it is the mobile phone operators which have the biggest agenda.

Yeah except the vendors don't MAKE the phones idiot!

Has anybody seen discoloured surfaces close to radio emitting antennae? Of course they emit signals of high power, but they all have warning signs not to stay there for prolonged periods.
A mobile phone does not emit signals of such power, but the effect of their emission is cumulative and the alterations it causes irreversible. And this has been practically proved.

Umm, no... It really hasn't... Stop listening to morons and try listening to the people with more than a single digit IQ, please...

Cell phone emissions are HARMLESS!

FloatingFatMan said,
Umm, no... It really hasn't... Stop listening to morons and try listening to the people with more than a single digit IQ, please...

Cell phone emissions are HARMLESS!

He might be right about the cell-phone towers though. There are safety regulations on how close a residential building can be built to a tower.

gaurav said,

He might be right about the cell-phone towers though. There are safety regulations on how close a residential building can be built to a tower.

More to do with interferrence of OTHER electronics and NOT health issues! Like the other poster said.. we should STOP listening to you morons with only a single digit IQ.

READ what you are WRITING, dimwit.. and think just THINK about things which may not be part of the issue.

I installed CyanogenMod on my phone just over a week ago. The next day, my ear started to hurt. A week later and I'm pretty sure I've got an ear infection (time to go to the doctor!). A week later, I'm still running CyanogenMod....coincidence? I think not!

CyanogenMod clearly causes ear infections, avoid at all cost.

Kushan said,
I installed CyanogenMod on my phone just over a week ago. The next day, my ear started to hurt. A week later and I'm pretty sure I've got an ear infection (time to go to the doctor!). A week later, I'm still running CyanogenMod....coincidence? I think not!

CyanogenMod clearly causes ear infections, avoid at all cost.

Does not compute.

IMcloud said,
Great! Now i can feel safe to sleep with my phone under the pillow.

And I can feel safe using my phone, as my pillow.

I dont think most people would care if a link was found, sure you would get the initial hysteria and some groups would spring up to try and force it to be made safer.
But at the end of the day mobiles phone are now so much a part of our lives people would just keep using them, after all smoking causes cancer and look how many people still smoke

Teebor said,
I dont think most people would care if a link was found, sure you would get the initial hysteria and some groups would spring up to try and force it to be made safer.
But at the end of the day mobiles phone are now so much a part of our lives people would just keep using them, after all smoking causes cancer and look how many people still smoke

...funny.. replace "phone" with "AIDS" and it's ALL true!

Mobile phones have been around for 18 years?

This is one of those things that will continue to be argued about for a long time to come still.

cork1958 said,
Mobile phones have been around for 18 years?

This is one of those things that will continue to be argued about for a long time to come still.

They have been around in some form or another since 1981, which was when they were introduced in Australia... I expect they were around before then.

cork1958 said,
Mobile phones have been around for 18 years?

This is one of those things that will continue to be argued about for a long time to come still.

The argument STARTED with the Analog phones, I would believe there COULD be a link to cancer in the 80's.. but Digital phones is completely different.

The problem with these "sky is falling" comments, is no one takes into account common sense.. or when they start.. The argument has been around for a VERY long time, you don't think phone manufacturers in that time haven't made improvement to prevent this from happening!??

For every report stating a link, there's another refuting it. Unfortunately I believe that politically the truth is being withheld, as it's a huge industry. I personally believe there is a link, but there's also a link with many other things so am not overly concerned.

And this is why the whole silly myth about mobiles causing cancer continues to propagate. It doesn't matter how many studies prove there is no link, people are going to continue to believe that what they "know" is better than what scientists have proven. It's just as much a load of stupid nonsense as the people who think the MMR vaccine causes autism.

'Proof' for an epidemiologist is markedly lower than in most other branches of science. Which is why Cosmo and other checkout line rags do 180s every decade or so on their new 'studies' (Coffee anyone?). Hell, even creationists might have more empiricism in them than these jokers.

Either that or everyone is being exposed to about the same amount of radiation because it's all around us..

Also, there have long been theories saying that brain is unlikely to be affected by cell phones due to the thickness (some thicker then others) of the skull. The real issue is your gut etc..

/shrug