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Excessive use of mobile phones can lead to cancer!

Recently I have come across a number of reports in various magazines, newspapers & even on the Oprah Winfrey show that have referred to a link between the use of mobile phones and cancer. One of the articles I read in today's paper identifies a link between Mobile Phone usage & increased chances of Brain Cancer - http://www.smh.com.au/articles/2008/03/31/1206850768836.html

I have summarised the main points made by the Australian neuro surgeon below:

Dr Vini Khurana (specialist neurosurgeon at Canberra Hospital & Associate professor of neurosurgery at ANU), who conducted a 15-month "critical review" of the link between mobile phones and malignant brain tumours, said using mobiles for more than 10 years could more than double the risk of brain cancer. He has called for "immediate and decisive steps" by industry and governments to reduce people's exposure to invisible electromagnetic radiation emitted by handsets .

Dr Khurana, who since 1994 has received 14 awards, said the time between the commencement of regular mobile phone usage to the diagnosis of a malignant solid brain tumour might be in the order of 10-20 years.

Here are a few more links to various studies & articles on this topic:

http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/factsheet/Risk/cellphones
This is the National Cancer Institute of America's website. They are also advising of the link between mobile phone usage & cancer.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/worldnews/article-1062578/We-ignore-links-mobile-phones-cancer-like-did-tobacco-scientists-tell-U-S-Congress.html
In this article Professor David Carpenter, director of the Institute of Health and Environment at the University of Albany told the committee: 'Society must not repeat the situation we had with the relationship between smoking and lung cancer where we waited until every "I" was dotted and "T" was crossed before warnings were issued.

http://environment.about.com/od/healthenvironment/a/cancerphones.htm

This is a Swedish study & is one of largest & most comprehensive study done on this topic. According to Kjell Hansson Mild, who led the study, heavy users of mobile phones have a 240 percent increased risk of developing a malignant tumor on the side of the head where they press the phone to their ear.

Some of the things you can do to reduce your chance of getting affected:

Use the hands free capability of your mobile phone to increase the distance between the mobile phone & your body

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