We don’t know yet but in a yet another study that has been ordered the scientist (the ones who developed the device in the first place) are going to find a relation in a long term study.
The British govt. backed study will involve 200,000 users who will be monitored in order to see is there a link between any one of the deadly diseases like Cancer, Alzheimer or Parkinson.
Expert on Mobile phone radiation, Professor Lawrie Challis, said that although for now there is only a ‘Hint’ of possibility as a European study found out that there might be a slight link between the cancer and persons who have been using cellphone for more than 10 years.
It was deduced from the study that many long term users developed acoustic neuroma brain tumors close to the ear that was used for listening and calling.
He further said that although the chances are slim but this might turn in to a Cigarette of 21st century. He said the study was necessary as many times the ill effects take long periods to show. Challis is also planning a similar study of this kind on children.
Professor Challis is in final stages of negotiations with the phone industry and health department for the funding of £3 million that he needs to conduct such a vast study.
Here is a run down on the major studies conducted on the past:
1)2006 Danish study:
Conducted on 420,000 Danish users for 21 years it ruled out the cancer threat for long term and short term users
High risk of Acoustic neuroma among more then 10 years users
It found that the risk was higher on the side that was generally used for calling and listening calls.
2) 2006 US study:
It found lower sperm rate in heavy users (That the reason for low birth rate in USA I suppose)
3) 2005 Interphone international:
It ruled that for 10 years of use you may not get you cancer but more than 10 years they don’t know because of insufficient data.
4) 2004 unknown study:
Found higher risk in rural area because of higher strength of signal.
5) 2003 Swedish study:
Found higher risk of Acoustic neuroma among heavy users of analogue phones but this study was denounced by scientist.
6) 2002 Finnish Study:
Found abnormalities may result in blood of heavy users.
What ever comes out hope it’s not that deadly otherwise I will also have to cut on my cellphone use.