Cell Phone Use Linked To Increased Cancer Risk

A recent study says frequent cell phone users face a 50% greater risk of developing tumors of the parotid gland than those who don’t use cell phones.Frequent cell phone users face a 50% greater risk of developing tumors of the parotid gland than those who don’t use cell phones, according to a recently published study.The parotid gland is the largest human salivary gland; it’s located near the jaw and ear, where cell phones are typically held.The reported annual incidence of salivary gland tumors is one to three per 100,000 people, according a 2006 article by Mark Kidd in Ear, Nose and Throat Journal. Based on that data, a 50% increase would raise one’s theoretical high-end risk of developing a tumor in the head from 0.003% per year to 0.0045% per year.
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