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are cell phones linked to brain cancer/tumor?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
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
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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