Jun 01

Mobile Phones ‘Could Increase Cancer Risk’

Mobile phone use could increase the risk of brain cancer, experts from the World Health Organisation (WHO) have warned.

Scientists have classified handsets as “possibly carcinogenic to humans” – and advised people to use hands-free devices or text instead of calling.

The classification came after the WHO working group concluded radiofrequency electromagnetic fields associated with handsets potentially heightened the chances of suffering glioma, a malignant form of the disease.

The WHO had previously said there was no established evidence for a link between cell phone use and cancer.

The mobile phone industry has played down the latest announcement, pointing out it is not based on any new scientific evidence.

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