30 year Study Finds No Correlation between Brain Cancer and Cellphones

For many years, researchers and the public have been made to believe that cell phone radiations could possibly cause brain cancer. However, A 29-year study has found there’s no link between cellphones and brain cancer.

Many iPhone addicts were probably already aware of this. There have been countless studies into this supposed link over the years, and almost all of them have concluded that it is simply nonexistent. But as this one was carried out over 29 years, it carries even more weight.

The study compares two database, both are age specific. The data recorded from 1982 to 2012 shows that there were more than 19,000 men and 14,000 women with brain cancer in Australia.

In a range of 30 years, the increase rate of brain cancer is found to lag despite the global rise (81 percent) of smartphones used around the globe. As for the brain cancer patients, three-decade data shows the number of males diagnosed with brain cancer increases slightly, but the females remain stable. However, according to the paper, the brain cancer incidents are found in group aged 70 to 84.

“The results showed a very slight increase in brain cancer rates among males, but a stable level among females,” reports Gizmodo. “There were significant increases in over-70s, but began in 1982, before cellphones were even a thing.”

Cellphones use non-ionizing radiation to connect to cell towers, which is considered completely safe (not cancer-causing). In the graph below, you’ll notice cellphones appear on the right side of the visible wave spectrum, alongside infrared, microwaves, and radio waves.

Cellphones do not appear on the dangerous side of the chart, which includes ultraviolet, x-rays, and gamma rays.


Many countries have studied the correlation between brain cancer and mobile phone radiation, including the US, England, New Zealand and Nordic regions. The finding is consistent, stating that the increase of patients with brain cancer is not correlated to the use of mobile phones. Moreover, this study is not a single subject or a group of people, but an extremely large numbers.

If you’re still worried your iPhone might give you brain cancer, then, don’t. It’s much more likely to explode while charging and set fire to your bedroom, but even that happens rarely.

Source: Gizmodo

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