While new Danish study find no link between cell phones and cancer, the verdict is still out on it's affect on children. Photo via Loretta Humble.
Hailed as the largest scale study of its kind — a Danish study involving over 350,000 participants found no difference in cancer rates between the group who used their cell phones constantly compared to those who didn’t use cell phones at all. Although the study followed it’s participants for an average of 10 years, some critics remain unimpressed or convinced, claiming that studies weren’t carried out long enough to determine cancer links over a cell phone users life-time.
Also of concern, the study’s participants were adults, raising the question of how cell phones may impact younger people differently. Earlier this week a study was released by the Environmental Health Trust, suggesting that children absorb as much as twice the amount of radiation from cell phone usage than adults. Children’s size/dose response difference was listed a reason for this adverse adjustment. Also, children have thinner skulls.
According to Fox News, the World Health Organization has recently labeled cell phone radiation as a “possible carcinogen”, changing it’s previous stance which was much more uncertain.
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