May 4, 2009

Mobile phones 'more dangerous than smoking'

key_art_thank_you_for_smoking.jpg Mobile phones could kill far more people than smoking or asbestos, a study by an award-winning cancer expert has concluded. The Independent reports.

quotemarksright.jpgThe study, by Dr Vini Khurana, is the most devastating indictment yet published of the health risks.

It draws on growing evidence – exclusively reported in the IoS in October – that using handsets for 10 years or more can double the risk of brain cancer.

Professor Khurana – a top neurosurgeon who has received 14 awards over the past 16 years, has published more than three dozen scientific papers – reviewed more than 100 studies on the effects of mobile phones. He has put the results on a brain surgery website, and a paper based on the research is currently being peer-reviewed for publication in a scientific journal.

... Late last week, the Mobile Operators Association dismissed Khurana's study as "a selective discussion of scientific literature by one individual". It believes he "does not present a balanced analysis" of the published science, and "reaches opposite conclusions to the WHO and more than 30 other independent expert scientific reviews". quotesmarksleft.jpg

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-- Rift delays official release of study on safety of cellphones (2008)

-- Extensive Cell Phone Use Linked To Brain Tumors (2006)

-- Latest (largest)Study Disputes Cell Phone-Cancer Link (2006)

-- FDA Dismisses Study Linking Cell Phones to Cancer (2006)

-- Get off that mobile, expert tells children (2005)

-- Researchers Search for Causes of Brain Cancer (2005)

-- Mobile Phones Increase Tumor Risk, Study Says (2006)

-- “Cell Phone EMR Does No Harm,” Korean Researchers Found (2004)

-- Swedish Minister Calls For More Info On Mobile Radiation (2004)

-- Trade Group Says Cell Phone-Cancer Claims Are Inconclusive (2004)

-- Mobile Phones Increase Tumor Risk, Study Says (2004)

-- No proof of mobile health risk: Nordic countries (2004)

-- Mobile phones not dangerous now (2004)

-- Phone radiation openness demand (2004)

-- Click here for earlier articles and ressources from the industry on cell phone radiation.

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