Do Cell Phones Cause Cancer?

Do Cell Phones Cause Cancer?
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Estimated lifetime risk of developing a brain tumor with and without mobile phone use.

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Speaking of potential DNA damage, fact or fiction? Cell phones can give you brain cancer. The incidence of brain tumors has been increasing over the last 25 years—but is it because of mobile phones? Fact, or fiction?

Fact. A major review in the International Journal of Oncology was published last year. If you don’t use cell phones, your lifetime risk of developing a brain tumor is about 1 in 167. If you do use cell phones, your lifetime risk is still really small—but it goes up from 1 in 167 to 1 in 128. That’s still less than a 1% chance you’re ever going to get a brain tumor, but it’s best to use a headset, or the speakerphone option, and limit the time children use them.

To see any graphs, charts, graphics, images, and quotes to which Dr. Greger may be referring, watch the above video. This is just an approximation of the audio contributed by veganmontreal.

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Speaking of potential DNA damage, fact or fiction? Cell phones can give you brain cancer. The incidence of brain tumors has been increasing over the last 25 years—but is it because of mobile phones? Fact, or fiction?

Fact. A major review in the International Journal of Oncology was published last year. If you don’t use cell phones, your lifetime risk of developing a brain tumor is about 1 in 167. If you do use cell phones, your lifetime risk is still really small—but it goes up from 1 in 167 to 1 in 128. That’s still less than a 1% chance you’re ever going to get a brain tumor, but it’s best to use a headset, or the speakerphone option, and limit the time children use them.

To see any graphs, charts, graphics, images, and quotes to which Dr. Greger may be referring, watch the above video. This is just an approximation of the audio contributed by veganmontreal.

Please consider volunteering to help out on the site.

Image thanks to Honza Soukup via Flickr.

Nota del Doctor

Check out these videos for more on cancer:
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Turmeric Curcumin and Pancreatic Cancer
Caloric Restriction vs. Plant-Based Diets

And check out the sequel: Hot Dogs & Leukemia

2018 Update:  I have been releasing new videos on cell phones and WiFi. See the cell phone topic page for all the latest. 

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