Mobile phones are not associated with an increased risk of the most common type of brain tumour, according to the findings of the first UK study of the relationship between mobile phone use and risk of glioma.
A four-year study by the Universities of Nottingham, Leeds and Manchester, and the Institute of Cancer Research, London, found those who had regularly used a mobile phone were not at a greater overall risk of developing this type of tumour. The research is published online by the British Medical Journal.
There was no relationship between the risk of glioma and number of years since first use of a mobile phone, lifetime years of use and cumulative number of calls or hours of use. Risk was not associated with phone use in rural areas, which had been found to be associated with an increased risk in an earlier Swedish study.
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