A 49-year-old member asked:
are cell phones linked to brain cancer/tumor?
2 doctor answers
Dr. Ed Friedlander answered
43 years experience Pathology
I say "No": This stuff has been thrown around for almost 30 years without any mechanism that makes sense (the radiation from a phone isn't the wavelength that damages genes). Epidemiology by survey, especially retrospective studies, generates many false-positive alleged links; in one huge study, there were more cancers on the opposite side. Enjoy technology and stop worrying.
Answered on Feb 1, 2014
Dr. Heidi Fowler answered
24 years experience Psychiatry
Quite doubtful: Cell phone radiation is low-frequency & low energy. It is actually nonionizing radiation. Unlike high frequency wave ionizing radiation, it is doubtful it can cause cancer in humans. Cell phone radiation was however, shown to ^ risk for developing schwannomas in rats & gliomas in other animal studies. REF: https://www.mskcc.org/blog/do-cell-phones-cause
Answered on May 14, 2020
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