It’s a debate that’s almost as old as the cell phone itself. Does cell phone radiation have negative effects? And does cell phone use increase the risk of brain tumors? No, now confirms a long-term study from Great Britain.
The result of the long-term study
Cell phone use is not directly related to an increased risk of brain tumors. To the result came now the analysis of the long-term study “UK Million Women Study”, which runs since the year 1996.
This is now reported by the research team led by Joachim Schüz of the International Agency for Research on Cancer IARC in Lyon in an update of the study in the “Journal of the National Cancer Institute“.
In 2001 and again in 2011, hundreds of thousands of women answered various questions about their cell phone usage patterns, and 800,000 ladies completed the first questionnaire in its entirety, 3,300 of whom later developed brain tumors. How often, since when and for how long the female subjects had used a cell phone in the process had no effect.
Other effects of cell phone radiation
The effects of cell phone radiation on the human body have been the focus of worldwide research for several years. The main aim was to find out what effect the radiation from a cell phone, which is often used very close to the head, has on the brain.
As a result on the study from Great Britain the German society for neurology communicates that the Handy radiation is not sufficient, in order to damage the genetic material contained in the cell nuclei and to cause cancer, reports the MDR. Even for a change in body temperature, the radiation emitted by cell phones is not strong enough, they say.
The researchers also point out in the study that radiation has noticeably decreased over the years as technology in modern cell phones has advanced. At the same time, a current smartphone used excessively today reaches about the same level of radiation as a moderately used device from the first generations of cell phones.
While it is thus considered confirmed that cell phone radiation has no effect on brain tumor risk, the University of Lübeck published the results of another long-term study only in April of this year. Here it was possible to prove that radiation does have an effect on appetite and food intake.
In almost all subjects, the radiation led to an increase in total calorie intake of 22 percent or 27 percent, depending on the particular cell phones used in the experiment.