Using mobile phone for more than a decade doubles cancer risk

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London, Oct 8 (UNI) Regular use of mobile phone for more than ten years could double the risk of brain cancer, a study reveals.

The study claims that people using mobile phones for more than an hour a day are at risk of developing tumour on the side of the brain the handset is held.

According to the study, published in the journal, 'Occupational Environmental Medicine', children should be discouraged from using mobiles because their thinner skulls and developing nervous systems are more vulnerable to cancer.

Adults also should cut down their talking time on mobile phones, Daily Mail reported.

The international standard for protecting users from radiation emissions was not safe and needed updation the study adds.

Professor Lennart Hardell of the University Hospital in Orebro and Professor Kjell Hansson Mild of Umea University conducted eleven studies across the world and concluded that long-time usage of mobile phones increased risk of cancer of due glial cells that support and protect the nerve cells and also raise risk of acoustic neuromas - benign but often disabling tumours which usually cause deafness.

The Swedish analysis also revealed that those who have used their phones for at least a decade are 20 per cent more prone to acoustic neuromas and 30 per cent more likely to get malignant gliomas.

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