Mobile phone use raises childrens risk of brain cancer fivefold – Science, News – The Independent

22 09 2008

Alarming new research from Sweden on the effects of radiation raises fears that today’s youngsters face an epidemic of the disease in later life

By Geoffrey Lean, Environment Editor
Sunday, 21 September 2008

Children and teenagers are five times more likely to get brain cancer if they use mobile phones, startling new research indicates.

The study, experts say, raises fears that today’s young people may suffer an “epidemic” of the disease in later life. At least nine out of 10 British 16-year-olds have their own handset, as do more than 40 per cent of primary schoolchildren.

Yet investigating dangers to the young has been omitted from a massive £3.1m British investigation of the risks of cancer from using mobile phones, launched this year, even though the official Mobile Telecommunications and Health Research (MTHR) Programme – which is conducting it – admits that the issue is of the “highest priority”.

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Mobile phone use raises childrens risk of brain cancer fivefold – Science, News – The Independent

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Mobile phones 'more dangerous than smoking' – The Independent

31 03 2008

 Young people are at particular risk from exposure to radiation

By Geoffrey Lean
Sunday, 30 March 2008

Mobile phones could kill far more people than smoking or asbestos, a study by an award-winning cancer expert has concluded. He says people should avoid using them wherever possible and that governments and the mobile phone industry must take “immediate steps” to reduce exposure to their radiation.

Mobile phones ‘more dangerous than smoking’ – Health News, Health & Wellbeing – The Independent





Mobile phone radiation wrecks your sleep – Independent

20 01 2008

Phone makers’ own scientists discover that bedtime use can lead to headaches, confusion and depression

Mobile phone radiation wrecks your sleep – Independent Online Edition > Science & Tech