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Is use of cellphones changing brain tumours?

The incidence of aggressive tumours in the UK is doubling, and is leading to concern as a result of a new study which has just been published. The glioblastoma rate has increased from 2.4 to 5 for every 100,000 persons in the UK between 1995 and 2015.

The study, published in a review on public health and the environment, shows it resulted from analysis that certain trends of brain tumours have surfaced, and researchers are attributing them to today’s lifestyle, which can be the factor for this increase in incidence for this type of illness.

Factors outlined by the researchers include use of mobile phones and changes in the human brain. The study was carried out on the way the tumours are changing, and researchers are suspecting that these changes are being caused by use of mobile phones.

According to researchers, the tumours are found at the front of the brain, and in the part between the brain and the ears. This is the reason why it is being suspected that brain tumours are being caused by cellphones.

Researchers are pointing out, however, that there is no cause for alarm, as brain tumours are very rare, and the risk is minimal. Their advice is that one should avoid very long calls on cellphones, or else go for hands-free.

This is not the first time research has shown a connection between cellphone radiation and cancer risk, and the various questions raised in this regard are still unanswered.

 

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