Research stretching 29 years finds no connection between cellphones and brain cancer
It is perceived by many that cellphones are the primary reason behind the risk of brain cancer. However, no single study has been able to prove if and by how much cellphones increase the risk of brain cancer. However, one statistical analysis of data in Australia suggests at cellphones being reasonably safe.
The study examined the number of brain cancer cases in Australia from 1982 to 2013, which was then matched against other data showing how widespread cellphone use was in the country during the same time period. While the results showed a stable increase in brain cancer rates among females, it showed a very slight increase in among males. However, it saw a significant increase in males over 70s, which began in 1982, even before cellphones were available to the public.
Based on computer models, the data matches up with other studies carried out in other countries, where Australia serves as a particularly excellent example. Basically, the results showed that the increasing use of cellphones did not lead to additional brain cancer.
There is no connection between brain cancer and cellphone use, according to this study. Increased incidences of cancer in the country during the time period are now credited to better detection of cancer using improved imaging techniques that debuted in the early 1980’s, like CT scans.
“The observed stability of brain cancer incidence in Australia between 1982 and 2012 in all age groups except in those over 70 years compared to increasing modelled expected estimates, suggests that the observed increases in brain cancer incidence in the older age group are unlikely to be related to mobile phone use. Rather, we hypothesize that the observed increases in brain cancer incidence in Australia are related to the advent of improved diagnostic procedures when computed tomography and related imaging technologies were introduced in the early 1980s.” – Cancer Epidemiology.
While the cellphone-brain cancer conversation is always going to be argumentative, studies like this are increasingly showing that if you really want to be safer, it’s advisable to forget your cellphones. However, on the other hand, there are many people who said that they wouldn’t give up their phone, even if connection between cellphones and brain cancer existed.