Good news! Your cell phone (might) not give you cancer!

Good news! Your cell phone (might) not give you cancer!
Good news, everyone! A study in Denmark has shown that whether you use a cell phone or not, you're equally as likely to develop cancer. Wait a minute, let's brighten that up so as not to depress our readership. A study in Denmark has shown that using a cell phone won't give you cancer! 

The study, by the Danish Center for Cancer and Epidemiology, was conducted over the course of 18 years, using a group of 358,403 mobile phone users. It found 356 gliomas (a type of brain cancer) and 846 cancers of the central nervous system, which lands in the same incidence rate as those who didn't use mobile phones. Even in the group of super users (those with a mobile for 13+ years) the rate was no higher for cancer. 

Despite this and other studies which have come to similar conclusions, the World Health Organization has categorized cell phones along with coffee in the category of items with which a link to cancer could neither be proved or disproved. So, we can rest a little easier knowing that it's looking less likely that cell phones will give us cancer, though it's still probably best to use a hands-free device when driving. 

source: BBC

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23 Comments

1. scnix

Posts: 41; Member since: Jul 01, 2010

There's something wrong with your source link. There's an extra "space" and a "/" at the end of the url.

8. MichaelHeller

Posts: 2734; Member since: May 26, 2011

sorry about that. fixed. thanks!

2. RORYREVOLUTION

Posts: 3131; Member since: Jan 12, 2010

Oh thank god, I was going to stop using my cell phone lol But seriously just about everything can give you cancer these days, However using your cell phone is not one of them.

7. vantenkiest

Posts: 316; Member since: Apr 20, 2011

Damnit.. RORY I ate Peanut butter IM F#(%*#ED IM GOING TO GET CANCER>> AAAAAHAHHHHHAHHHHHHRGGGG Stupid Peanut butter... and just to start the silly war here... WHICH OS GIVES YOU CANCER!?!??!?! APPLE???? ANDROID???? BBX??? BADA?????? WINDOWS????? MACOSX??????? LINUX???????? UNKIX??????????? DOS????? WE BE SCREWED

15. Leodrade

Posts: 87; Member since: Aug 26, 2011

Apple is not an OS ¬¬

23. Larry_ThaGr81

Posts: 592; Member since: May 26, 2011

lol!!!

3. chunk1x

Posts: 248; Member since: Jun 25, 2011

So I don't get cancer if you put your cellphone on your front pants pocket. My balls are safe.

4. TKFox007

Posts: 303; Member since: Nov 02, 2010

It won't, it will, it won't, it will, it won't, it will, it won't, it will, it won't, it will, it won't, it will, it won't, it will, it won't, it will, it won't, it will, it won't, it will, make up your mind people!

5. FAW-Q

Posts: 63; Member since: Jul 29, 2011

All the money that went into this 13+ years of research and this is what they came up with?! Having a cellphone for the past 13+ years and not developing a brain tumor; I could have came up with this conclusion for the research for free.

6. Allday28

Posts: 339; Member since: Nov 19, 2010

Actually it wont.. Dont you guys ever watch myth busters on the Discovery channel?? Sheeeesh! LOL!

9. GeekMovement unregistered

Does this mean I can sleep with my phone now?

10. vantenkiest

Posts: 316; Member since: Apr 20, 2011

yes while watching redtube on your phone.. but be careful dont get the screen too sticky

17. buggerrer

Posts: 306; Member since: Sep 21, 2011

Oh it's weird! Don't you like girls?!

18. jgcaap

Posts: 42; Member since: Feb 22, 2011

loved this reply

21. vantenkiest

Posts: 316; Member since: Apr 20, 2011

i actually am engaged. to be married pretty soon

22. buggerrer

Posts: 306; Member since: Sep 21, 2011

I replied to GeekMovement ;)

11. ivanko34

Posts: 617; Member since: Sep 04, 2011

12. Penny

Posts: 1859; Member since: Feb 04, 2011

Friend's dad is a pretty respected neurosurgeon. Let's just say he tries to use the speakerphone as much as possible.

13. bossmt_2

Posts: 459; Member since: Oct 13, 2009

Damn near everything gives you cancer but as long as you're using phones that pass the FCC, you're pretty good.

14. andro.

Posts: 1999; Member since: Sep 16, 2011

This report doesn't explain to people how the iphone dumbs down your brain though unfortunately,that things gonna melt islaves heads with two antennas constantly trying to keep reception

16. ZayZay

Posts: 571; Member since: Feb 26, 2011

I wanna ask, what doesn't give you cancer?

19. zeke117

Posts: 4; Member since: Oct 22, 2011

NO CANCER??? :(

20. Saulkyle

Posts: 1; Member since: Oct 22, 2011

this is bs is like the tabacco company.. is the same crap // lies lies and more lies... if you want more info go to ktradionetwork.com....

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