Are Cell Phones to Blame for Brain Tumors Increase?

In England, the number of people with aggressive brain tumors doubled in the last decade. A recent study attributes this to environmental factors or changes in people’s lifestyle, including the increased use of mobile phones.In England, the number of people with aggressive brain tumors doubled in the last decade. A recent study attributes this to environmental factors or changes in people’s lifestyle, including the increased use of mobile phones.

 

A new study showing an increase in brain tumors raises concerns that cell phone use may be the cause. However, it may be years before we know definitively whether a real danger exists.  The numerous studies linking cell phones and brain cancer are currently inconclusive.

 

The latest research, published in the Journal of Public Health and Environment shows a startling increase, in England, in the number of aggressive and often fatal types of brain tumors called Glioblastoma Multiforme (GBM).

Over the last 20 years, the number of patients with this type of tumor more than doubled, from 1,250 to 3,000. The study does not identify the cause of the increase.

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