The World Health Organization's International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) recently released the results of a decade-long study on cell phone dangers. Results were inconclusive.
The study, which involved 13,000 participants from 13 countries, analyzed the connection between brain cancer risk and cell phone use. The study found that most cell phone use did not lead to increased brain cancer risk. However, it did indicate "suggestions" of increased risk of glioma, a rare but dangerous type of brain cancer, in people who use cell phones for long periods of time on the same side of the head.
The Interphone Study Group, which conducted the study, stated that there might have been biases from survey participants. The results could not establish that cell phone radiation causes brain tumors. The participants were also not heavy cell phone users.
The IARC noted that further study on cell phone dangers was needed since cell phone use is now more prevalent, especially among young people.
But while scientists continue to investigate the connection between cell phone use and cancer risk, worries about the dangers of exposure to electromagnetic radiation remain. By taking steps to protect themselves now, users of cell phones can help to mitigate the risks of developing health problems in the future.