Mobile Phone Use In Children and Teens Translates To 5 Times Greater Increase In Brain Cancer
If today’s young people don’t reduce their use of wireless mobile devices, they may suffer an “epidemic” of the disease in later life.
Research indicates children and teenagers are five times more likely to get brain cancer if they use mobile phones. At least nine out of ten 16-year-olds have their own handset, as do more than 40 percent of primary schoolchildren.
Many scientists have claimed that the wave of mobile communications made popular in the last two decades will result in long-term health implications worldwide. An unprecedented level and frequency of tumor growth inside the human brain may be inevitable.
Yet investigating dangers to the young were been omitted from a massive investigation of the risks of cancer from using mobile phones, even though the official Mobile Telecommunications and Health Research (MTHR) Programme — which is conducting it — admits that the issue is of the “highest priority”.
Mobile phone owners were urged to limit their use after the World Health Organisation admitted they may cause cancer. Despite recommendations of an official report that the use of mobiles by children should be “minimised”, the Government has done almost nothing to discourage it.