Mobile phones have been linked to a rare form of eye cancer. A
German study suggests that regular use of cellphones could lead to an
increased risk of contracting uveal melanoma, in which tumours form in
the layer that makes up the iris and base of the retina.
comes on top of many other conflicting claims about the dangers of
that, despite the widespread fears, no conclusive links with cancer had
safe, it recommended that use by children, at least, should be limited.
Epidemiology, follows research among 118 patients with the eye cancer.
volunteers had been exposed to, limiting the significance that could be
placed on the findings.
Neverthless, it will still cause concern within the mobile phone
industry which is currently facing multi-billion dollar lawsuits from
customers in the U.S. who claim they have contracted brain tumours.
can trigger such tumours. Experts who questioned almost 500 people with
brain cancers discovered they had not used mobiles any more frequently
than a similar number who had remained healthy.
looking at people who has mostly used mobile phones for a relatively
short period of time – two to three years.
data showed no correlation between the use of cellphones and the
development of brain cancer. In addition, there was no association
between the amount of cellphone usage and brain cancer.’
consider the SAR rate – the rate at which radiation is absorbed into the
body – when making their choice.
mobiles for non-essential calls and everyone should keep calls as short
potential health hazards because they have thinner skulls and their
immune system is still developing.