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A 22-year-old female asked:

My daughter got a phobia.she is scared because someone told her that mobile phone cause cancer.she use to sleep over her mobile for years.she doesn't have a mom how can i handle her she is just 14.i can't even take her mobile as she get online class.

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Just tell her not to: sleep over her cell phone. 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

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