BBC Health reports today that a study conducted by the Institute of Cancer Research on 4,000 mobile phone users in Europe found that there was not an increased risk of acoustic neuroma. This is contrary to previous studies that found increase in these symptoms. Although the study found no increased risk the researchers were very careful to suggest that "there was evidence that radiation from mobile phones could potentially cause adverse health effects, and therefore a 'precautionary approach' to their use should be adopted."As far as I am concerned the jury is still out on whether or not mobile phone use is safe. In an ideal world we would avoid them all together, but it seems that that is now for some reason impossible. HOW did we manage when we could not text and phone each other at any time of the day or night, and what did we do whilst driving other than talk on the phone (hands free of course)? The best policy must be to only use mobile phones in moderation, and if at all possible use a radiation protection product, but above all be aware of the potential risks. Full article from the BBC here
More information from:Cancer Research UK hereBritish Journal of CancerInstitute of Cancer Research