No Link found between Brain Cancer and Cellphone

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29-Year Study Finds Our Cellphones Aren’t Giving Us Brain Cancer

Posted by Killian Bell

Remember when cellphones really took off and everyone was worried they’d fry our brains? Well, it turns out we have nothing to worry about. 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.

It was also carried out in Australia, where all cases of diagnosed cancer must be recorded by law. This ensures that all cases between 1982 and 2013 were accounted for, and none went unnoticed.

“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.

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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.

via gizmodo