Mobile Phone and deadly brain cancer links

Mobile Phone and deadly brain cancer links

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A recent study has linked frequent  mobile or wireless phone use to glioma , a certain kind of deadly  cancer.


Those who have been using their mobile phones for 25 years  have thrice the risk of developing the disease compared to those  with one year of wireless phone use, BBC health reported.


The study also said that the rate at which glioma develops  depends on the number of hours of use of these mobile phones.


Researchers from University Hospital in Orebro, Sweden  matched 1,380 patients with malignant brain tumors to people  without such tumors and compared their wireless phone use.


In the study,  those who recalled talking the most more  than 1,486 hours on wireless phones were twice as likely to  develop glioma compared to those who said they used the devices  the fewest hours between one and 122 hours.


Despite the seen increase in the chances of getting the   brain cancer with mobile phone use, study results said that the  odds of actually developing glioma are still low.


According to the study, slightly more than five out of  100,000 got diagnosed with a malignant brain tumor between  1995 and 2002. It also did not show any link of wireless phones  with other malignant brain tumors other than glioma .


A World Health Organization panel classified mobile phones  as "possibly carcinogenic" in 2011.



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