I do have a mobile phone, but unlike the majority of people, I don’t live and die by it. In fact I don’t even carry it around most of the times. It is not like I will lose a millionaire deal if people can’t reach me for a couple of hours.
This is my natural behavior, and I was never too worried about the safety risks associated with it (though I suspected!). If you use the mobile phone compulsively, however, now you have some new studies offering stronger evidence that their usage might be connected with brain cancer.
Here is a quote from an article that appeared on The Independent:
Professor Khurana – a top neurosurgeon who has received 14 awards over the past 16 years, has published more than three dozen scientific papers – reviewed more than 100 studies on the effects of mobile phones. He has put the results on a brain surgery website, and a paper based on the research is currently being peer-reviewed for publication in a scientific journal.
He admits that mobiles can save lives in emergencies, but concludes that “there is a significant and increasing body of evidence for a link between mobile phone usage and certain brain tumours”. He believes this will be “definitively proven” in the next decade.
One point is valid: people started using mobile phones heavily only on the last decade, so the results and evidence of possible health issues will start appearing on the following years.
Will you reduce your mobile phone usage?