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A 29-year-old male asked:

Can constant cell phone screen time cause eye cancer or any other types of cancer?

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Dr. Alfred Solish
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No: Light from a cell phone screen is not substantially different from ordinary ambient room light. There is no added danger from a cell phone. The power is so low in modern cell phones that holding it against your ear for long periods of time conveys very little if any risk.
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