Originally Posted by WT Sharpe
and some studies have suggested a link between heavy cell-phone use and certain types of cancers. The jury is still out, but the evidence certainly warrants further investigation.
Not really. This has been studied extensively, and the results are in
. There's no increased cancer risk.
One of the most persuasive bit so evidence or me:
The National Cancer Institute’s (NCI) Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER) Program, which tracks cancer incidence in the United States over time, found no increase in the incidence of brain or other central nervous system cancers between 1987 and 2007, despite the dramatic increase in cell phone use in this country during that time (17). Similarly, incidence data from Denmark, Finland, Norway, and Sweden for the period 1974–2003 revealed no increase in age-adjusted incidence of brain tumors (18).
There have been a few studies that have shown a weakly statistically significant link between cell phone use and cancer.
You know what? Do twenty studies looking for a possible link between hopping on one foot for a minute a day and lung cancer, and you've got about a 2 in 3 chance of getting one or more results that show a "statistically significant" link between lung cancer and hopping on one foot for a minute a day.
Do 32 such studies, and you've got a better than 80% chance of finding at least one that shows such a link.
Nevertheless, there are on-going studies, looking for possible links between cell phone use and cancer. I don't expect that these will have different results to the previous studies.