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Middlesex Moments
October 17, 2010
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Do Cell Phones Cause Cancer…

 

The Official Answer, says a study of more than 5,100 people published in the International Journal of Epidemiology, is no. But consumer advocates and some researchers have questioned the results.

Among concerns: The study did show that about 10 percent of people who used cell phones for at least 30 minutes a day for at least ten years had a “substantially” higher risk of some type of brain cancer than those who did not use a cell phone at all.

 

In other research showed mixed results, according to Max Wizniter, MD, a pediatric neurologist at University Hospitals Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital of Cleveland. The reasoning is that previous studies were done on analog phones, which are very rare these days. They emit a higher amount of energy than the more current digital phones most of us use today.

 

Although Dr. Wizniter has concluded that there is no association between cell phone use and brain cancer, he says there are some things you can do if you are concerned-first, keep the conversations short and secondly, use a hands free device.  

 

Text messaging was not included in these studies.

 

Presented by Dr. Larry Cimperman and Dr. Agnes Gallagher

 

 The information contained in this email is not meant to diagnose, treat, or cure any disease of health condition. Please contact your licensed health care provider if you have questions concerning your health.

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