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.

Doctor's Note

Check out these videos for more on cancer:
Can Flax Seeds Help Prevent Breast Cancer?
Turmeric Curcumin and Pancreatic Cancer
Caloric Restriction vs. Plant-Based Diets

And check out the sequel: Hot Dogs & Leukemia

Update: In 2017, I did a couple new videos on cell phones. See Does Cell Phone Radiation Cause Cancer? and Cell Phone Brain Tumor Risk.

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  1. I read a great book on the subject called Zapped! It really opened my eyes.

    One major thing I changed was to not use my mobile as an alarm clock! Some people sleep with them under the pillow… Every phone has a SAR rating, which measures the Radiation absorption into the brain – so my phone is luckily quite low, but smart phones are high, especially iphones, which actually exceed the safety limit if placed within 1.5 cm of your body.

    So women, don’t keep your phone tucked into your bra or chest pocket – and men – avoid the trouser pocket for obvious reasons!

    1. I don’t know the answer to this, but I would bet that chronic long-term infections increase your risk of auto-immune disorders and possibly heart disease.

    2. Yes they contribute through very dangerous mercury which generates vapour every time you eat or brush your teeth. Go to fullhealthsecrets and in diseases read about breast cancer and in blog you will find excellent article on amalgam fillings with video links.

  2. I just Think you are fantastic with all these videos.Its so good and helpful.You are brave thinking about the meat-industry and cellphones industry and their Power and propaganda etc..Thanks Marie

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