Mobile phones 'do not pose major health risks'

27 April 2012

A major new study has highlighted that there is no evidence that mobile phones cause such health problems as cancer or a decline in brain function.

In analysis for the UK's Health Protection Agency (HPA), scientists found that infertility also has no conclusive link to picking up a mobile phone.

The researchers studied hundreds of examples of mobile exposure to reach their conclusion, though they warned that monitoring is still essential as long-term effects have still not been determined.

On top of this, the HPA encouraged parents to limit how long their children use a mobile phone on a daily basis.

Professor Anthony Swerdlow, who chaired the review group, commented: "Even though it's relatively reassuring, I also think it's important that we keep an eye on the rates of brain tumours and other cancers."

Mobile phones have significantly grown in popularity over the past few years, with Ofcom finding that 91 per cent of adults in the UK now either own or use one of these devices.

Posted by Philip Briggs

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