Growing Body of Evidence Suggests Cell Phones can Cause Cancer

For many years, a growing body of research has suggested that cell phones can increase the risk of cancer. Recently, Global Research published a report highlighting “44 Reasons to Believe Cell Phones Can Cause Cancer”. According to the National Cancer Institute ““Cancer is a term used for diseases in which abnormal cells divide without control and are able to invade other tissues…“Cancer is a term used for diseases in which abnormal cells divide without control and are able to invade other tissues ”

Research has mostly linked cell phone radiation exposure to gliomas and acoustic neuromas, two types of brain tumors, Global Research reports. Gliomas have a high rate of mortality, and most patients only survive 1 to 3 years after being diagnosed. Acoustic neuromas are considered to be a low-grade cancer, but they can often be fatal because the tumor is located intracranially.

Cell phone exposure is associated with cellular damage, according to the findings of an independent study commissioned by T-Mobile in Germany. Researchers concluded that “On the cellular level, a multitude of studies found the type of damage from high frequency electromagnetic fields which is important for cancer initiation and cancer promotion.” A number of other studies showing that cell phone radiation destroys the genetic material of the cell, the DNA.

Global Research cites a number of studies linking cell phone exposure to brain tumors. A $25 million study known as the Interphone Study found that “regular use of a cell phone by adults can significantly increase the risk of gliomas by 40% with 1640 hours or more of use (this is about one half hour per day over ten years).” The study also found that the tumors occurred more frequently on the side of the head used to make phone calls.

In addition to brain cancers, research has also linked cell phone use to other types of cancer, including cancers of the pituitary gland, thyroid, melanoma, stem cell, oral cancer, parotid malignant tumors, leukemia, lymph node cancer, multifocal breast cancer, eye cancer and diverse cancerous tumors.

There has also been a U.S. study showing a significant correlation between cell phone subscription and brain tumors: “the very linear relationship between cell phone usage and brain tumor incidence is disturbing and certainly needs further epidemiological evaluation.” the authors wrote.

Research shows that cell phone exposure is linked to other effects on the brain, affecting blood-brain barrier permeability, brain cell loss, brain activity and brain blood flow.

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