Study: No Link Between Cell Phone Use, Cancer

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A new study appears to dispel the notion that there's a link between cell phone use and brain cancer.

A new Scandanavian study published online in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute found no increase in brain tumors from 1998 to 2003.

"Some people have worried about cell phones because they emit radio waves, a form of non-ionizing, low-frequency radiation," said Michal Thun of the American Cancer Society. "This kind of radiation is too weak to damage DNA, however, and scientists know of no biological processes by which radio waves might cause brain cancer."

But some specialists say the study is limited, and warn precautionary measures should be taken -- particularly with children.

"Let's be precautionary, especially in children, because their brains are still developing," said Melissa Bondy of M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston.

Experts recommend using headphones, speaker phones, or Bluetooth headsets.

Source: USA Today

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