Mobile phone use ‘raises children’s risk of brain cancer fivefold’

Alarming new research from Sweden on the effects of radiation raises fears that today’s youngsters face an epidemic of the disease in later lifeChildren and teenagers are five times more likely to get brain cancer if they use mobile phones, startling new research indicates.The study, experts say, raises fears that today’s young people may suffer an “epidemic” of the disease in later life. At least nine out of 10 British 16-year-olds have their own handset, as do more than 40 per cent of primary schoolchildren.Yet investigating dangers to the young has been omitted from a massive £3.1m British investigation of the risks of cancer from using mobile phones, launched this year, even though the official Mobile Telecommunications and Health Research (MTHR) Programme – which is conducting it – admits that the issue is of the “highest priority”.To read more of this article from The Independent on Sunday, click here.Mobile phones may raise cancer risk in children, study finds
Children and teenagers are five times more likely to get brain cancer if they use mobile phones, a new study suggests.

Researchers are concerned the increase in use of mobiles is creating a health time bomb which will have huge implications in the future.Professor Lennart Hardell of the University Hospital in Orebro, Sweden, told a conference that the risk of a cancer in the cells which support the central nervous system is dramatically increased in people who start using mobiles before the age of 20.
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/politics/health/3042340/Mobile-phones-may-raise-cancer-risk-in-children-study-finds.html

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