20-year study concludes cell phones not causing cancer after all

20-year study concludes cell phones not causing cancer after all
It's been a while since cell phones came into being, and the Nordic countries in Europe were at the forefront, with Nokia and all. That is why a 20-year cancer study for Finland, Sweden, Norway and Denmark published just recently in the Journal of Epidemiology, carries so much weight in determining whether prolonged cell phone exposure causes cancer once and for all.

The Scandinavian countries, with their stellar public health systems, also have one of the best track records for recording cancer occurrences, with full details by type and frequencies, so they were also a perfect match from a scientific research standpoint.

In the end, it turned out that glioma cases, the broad type of brain and spinal cord tumors that would supposedly form from cell phone radiation, have not become more often than 15 years ago, when smartphones entered the fray in those countries. There is a slight increase in women, and an actual decline in men, but on the whole there is no direct correlation between tumors and cell phones in countries like Finland, which had 40% cell phone penetration as far back as 1997.

source: Stuk.fi via Gizmodo

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17 Comments

1. Insignificant

Posts: 192; Member since: Sep 22, 2012

I'm not one to follow or promote conspiracy theories, and I don't really care regardless, I'll use a mobile ANYWAY, but obviously that's what the governments will assure us anyway in this multi-billion industry...

4. MeoCao unregistered

And I always thought I was lucky to stay alive LOL

7. AWiseGuy

Posts: 68; Member since: Oct 30, 2012

Yeah, because governments are totally coming out and supporting cigarette companies by saying that smoking cigarettes doesn't cause cancer, right?

8. GoodFella

Posts: 112; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

AWiseAss...I mean Guy... Goverments cannot track and surveillance people through cigarettes... but they can through Cell Phone technology. How many reports have been posted this year of Wireless Companies stating that their records are being subpoenaed by law enforcement agencies? The Governments want people to use this kind of technology. It only helps big brother.

9. hobble

Posts: 130; Member since: Oct 11, 2011

Or, they are now recognizing science. The spectrum cell phones use is too broad to cause damage.

14. AWiseGuy

Posts: 68; Member since: Oct 30, 2012

That kind of paragraph merits precisely one response:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5hfYJsQAhl0

15. GoodFella

Posts: 112; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

Reading comprehension isn't a strong point for you, is it? That's OK, at least posting funny YouTube clips can be considered somewhat of strength, I guess.

2. xtremesv

Posts: 299; Member since: Oct 21, 2011

And that fear can go away now that most people use their phones for texting, web surfing, gaming and at the bottom of the list traditional calling.

3. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4766; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

They say it happens if you put the phone too close to your head, as in phone calls. So, some ads recommend texting instead of calling... And some say it spoils your eyes to look at the phone screen too much...problem is, everything spoils your eyes if you look at something bright too close. Hm...i don't know, this is not very helpful. I mean, after few months or weeks, another group of scientists will have a proof that it really damages the brain and blah blah...back to square 1.

5. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

Thank fu.ck. Maybe now the paranoid idiots will shut their traps and move on.

6. apexKBC

Posts: 92; Member since: Dec 10, 2012

Thannnnx for info.

10. Reluctant_Human

Posts: 910; Member since: Jun 28, 2012

Who uses phones for calling anymore?! I'm more worried about if it has any effect being next to my junk all day. ANSWER ME THAT MR. SCIENTIST!

11. osaFromJava

Posts: 35; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

the girl is totally hot..

12. Reluctant_Human

Posts: 910; Member since: Jun 28, 2012

I didn't want to be the guy to say it but I'll agree all day long.

13. techloverNYC

Posts: 601; Member since: Nov 20, 2012

anyone wanna know how much these "research" cost?

16. Reluctant_Human

Posts: 910; Member since: Jun 28, 2012

Less than the court fees of any patent dispute.

17. fervid

Posts: 183; Member since: Nov 22, 2011

Cool, I bet they also find that the sun doesn't cause skin cancer, there are no harmful chemicals in our food and water, and the gas supply of the world will last forever. Then we can all live happily and keep buying all the awesome healthy products.

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