Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Brain Tumors Threatening Hand Phone Users

World Health - Brain Tumors - Although it was not concluded with certainty, scientists from the U.S. via media reports from the most recent research, predicts that within a decade or longer increased the amount of the risk of brain tumors due to the use of mobile phones.

In previous research, some scientists did find a weak relationship between cell phones and brain tumors, but there was no clear indication about what the risks faced by mobile users.

"We can not make definite conclusions," said Dr. Deepa Subramaniam, director of Brain Tumor Center at Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center, in Washington DC.

"But this study, in addition to many previous studies, which continue to leave doubt hanging about potential increased risk. So, once again, after many years, we do not have answers to the street-corners," he said.

However, Joel Moskowitz, senior author of the study, said that 'there is clearly a risk'. He is a Director at the Center for Family and Community Health at the University of California, Berkeley.

To avoid a brain tumor. "I would not let the kids use the phone, or I at least would require them to use a separate headset device," said Moskowitz.

"Looks like we all fail as a society or as the (residents) a planet because it solely to disseminate this technology to the stage that we face right now without doing a more thorough research on the potential dangers and how to protect themselves from danger. Clearly, we need learn much more about this technology, "he said.

The researchers found that using cell phones for a decade or longer resulted in improvement of 18% risk of brain tumors that may appear at the phone where it is used

However, Moskowitz believes that there are also potential dangers in other parts of the body - the genitals, for example - when the phone is placed in the pocket.

With so many people around the world who use mobile phones, even small risks can translate into more disease and death.

Moskowitz warned, "We need to do much research, a much more comprehensive because the ransom is really expensive and appears to be more prudent if you are more careful about this, especially in children, which has a network that is still growing and the size of the shell and the brain smaller. "

Last year, the Institute of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration called for further research on the risks posed by the use of cell phones for a long time. It urged that the research institute focused on the health of children, pregnant women and fetuses as well as workers who become targets of exposure (exposure) high on the job.


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