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  • Q&A with Australian Health Practitioners

    Can cell phones cause brain tumours?

    My parents have warned me that they have seen articles indicating a link between cell phone usage and brain tumours…. is this true?
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    Dr. Aaron Albrecht works at Body Wise Chiropractic in Bibra Lake, Western Australia. The clinic is located within a gym, and Dr. Albrecht is the … View Profile

    The jury is still out on this one as it is difficult to specifically determine a cause for cancer. This is compounded as it is difficult these days to find subjects for trials who do not use a mobile phone, so we find it hard to have any basis for comparison!

    Anecdotal evidence has suggested that there could be a link, but this is far from definitive. Since mobile phones work on radio waves, and this type of radiation is non-ionising, theoretically, there should be no cause for concern.

    All told, mobile phones have not been around long enough for any long term studies to come up with a definitive answer. If you are concerned to the point of anxiety, use your phone on loudspeaker or with a headset/headphones so you do not hold it against your ear, and store it somewhere that is not your hip pocket, to keep it away from reproductive organs.

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