Whoops, Cell Phones Will Give You Cancer Again

from the who-to-believe? dept

Continuing the long run of contradictory reports on the role of mobile-phone use in causing brain tumors, a new Swedish study says that long-term phone use raises a person's risk of getting a malignant brain tumor. The "link" is apparently that of the 905 people they surveyed that had malignant tumors, 85 of them were "high users of mobile phones". That really doesn't seem to indicate much causation -- all 905 people probably wore shoes at one point or another, so should we conclude that shoes cause brain tumors? The real long-term effects of mobile phone use on people's brains and bodies remain unclear, but this type of study doesn't really help clear things up, one way or another.

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    dani, 31 Mar 2006 @ 10:50am

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    Sorry..I'm not a moron, but I was in a hurry. Your point makes this "study" even more ineffective in my eyes.

    "A total 85 of these 905 cases were so-called high users of mobile phones, that is they began early to use mobile and, or wireless telephones and used them a lot," the study said.

    85 of 905...and you really believe they asked another 905 without tumors and less than 85 were moderate to heavy cell users? Not in this day & age!

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