Are Brain Tumours Related To Excess Cell Phone Use?
UNIQUE TIMES|August - September 2020
Are Brain Tumours Related To Excess Cell Phone Use?
In 2011, International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) classified mobile phone radiation as Group 2B - possibly carcinogenic. That means that there "could be some risk" of carcinogenicity, so additional research into the longterm, heavy use of mobile phones needs to be conducted.
Dr Arun Oommen

This has been the subject of a great deal of debate in recent years. Cell phones give off radiofrequency (RF) rays, a form of energy on the electromagnetic spectrum between FM radio waves and those used in microwave ovens, radar, and satellite stations. Till now it has not been proved that RF waves can cause brain tumors and at the same time it remains to be proved that RF waves are absolutely safe. It is ionizing radiations that has been proved to cause cancer by damaging the DNA inside cells. Cell phones do not give off ionizing radiation.

In 2011, the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) classified mobile phone radiation as Group 2B - possibly carcinogenic. That means that there could be some risk of carcinogenicity, so additional research into the long-term, heavy use of mobile phones needs to be conducted.

Some studies pertaining to mobile phone RF rays have made few observations

• Studies to date provide no indication that environmental exposure to RF fields, such as from base stations, increases the risk of cancer or any other disease.

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