Does long term cell phone use increase brain cancer risk?
Long term use of cell phones and increased risk of brain cancer has resurfaced in the news.
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There is no strong or consistent evidence that mobile phone use increases the risk of getting brain cancer or other head tumors. The United States National Cancer Institute points out that "Radiofrequency energy, unlike ionizing radiation, does not cause DNA damage that can lead to cancer.
A mobile phone, known as a cell phone in North America, is a portable telephone that can make and receive calls over a radio frequency link while the user is moving within a telephone service area.
A fact sheet that outlines the available evidence regarding use of cellular/mobile telephones and cancer risk.
Carcinogenic effects of exposure to RFR generated by base stations of mobile phone on rats. • Increased incidence of tumors of the brain and heart in RFR-exposed rats.