A new study by the he International Agency for Cancer Research (IARC) called the “Interphone” study had 13 participating countries (Australia, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Israel, Italy, Japan, New Zealand, Norway, Sweden, and the UK) that took a deep look into the relationship between glioma or meningioma (most common kind of brain tumours) and cell phones. The study was done from 1998 and 1999 (which now seems dated) and focused on those between the ages of 30-59 who used their cell for over 30 minutes a day.
In a press release the that should hopefully put away all questions, Dr Christopher Wild, Director of the IARC said: “An increased risk of brain cancer is not established from the data from Interphone. However, observations at the highest level of cumulative call time and the changing patterns of mobile phone use since the period studied by Interphone, particularly in young people, mean that further investigation of mobile phone use and brain cancer risk is merited.”
In addition, Michael Milligan, Secretary General of the Mobile Manufacturers Forum said “The INTERPHONE project is the biggest study of its kind ever undertaken in this field…Mobile phone users can take comfort in the fact that there is already a substantial body of scientific evidence on the long-term use of mobile phones through whole-of-life animal studies, which have found no link between long-term exposure to radiofrequency and health impacts”. Milligan also stated that “The mobile industry supports the need for ongoing research.” Milligan also stated that “The mobile industry supports the need for ongoing research.”