STOCKHOLM (Reuters) – The use of mobile phones over a long period of time can raise the risk for brain tumors, a new Swedish study said on Friday, contradicting the conclusions of other researchers.
“The study also shows that the rise in risk is noticeable for tumors on the side of the head where the phone was said to be used,” it added.
Kjell Mild, who led the study, said the figures meant that heavy users of mobile phones, for instance of who make mobile phone calls for 2,000 hours or more in their life, had a 240 percent increased risk for a malignant tumor on the side of the head the phone is used.
“The way to get the risk down is to use handsfree,” he told Reuters.
Is everyone else as confused as I am?
Time to break out the beans cans and mega-lengths of string…