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Mobile phones don’t up brain cancer risk

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Washington : A new study has revealed no evidence of a link between mobile phone usage and brain cancer.

The team of Australian researchers tracked the incidence of brain cancer in the country’s population from 1982 to 2013. They found there was no statistical evidence supporting the idea that using a mobile can cause cancer.

Over the thirty year period, the results showed a slight increase in brain cancer among men but a stable rate among women.

Lead author Simon Chapman said that the observed stability of brain cancer incidence in Australia between 1982 and 2012 in all age groups, except in those over 70 years compared to increasing modelled expected estimates, suggests that the observed increases in brain cancer incidence in the older age group are unlikely to be related to mobile phone use.”

The study appears in Cancer Epidemiology. (ANI)

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