[FoRK] Of timely if tangential relevance...

Jeff Bone jbone at place.org
Tue Apr 12 10:41:27 PDT 2005

 From the lies-damn-lies-and-statistics department:


Mobile phones get health OK

Press Association
Tuesday April 12, 2005
The Guardian

   A new study has found no link between mobile phone use and the risk 
of developing brain tumours, it was reported yesterday.

  Danish researchers questioned 427 people with brain tumours and 822 
healthy volunteers about the way they used mobile phones.

  They found no correlation between cancer risk and the number of years 
people used mobile phones, their frequency of use, or call length.

  Study leader Dr Christoffer Johansen, from the Danish Cancer Society 
in Copenhagen, said: "These results are in line with other large 
studies on this question.

  "There have been a few studies that found an increased risk of brain 
tumours with cell phone use, but those studies have been criticised for 
problems with the study design."

  However, Dr Johansen said: "We won't be able to make any firm 
conclusions until we can confirm these results with studies with more 
long-term and heavy cellphone users."

  The research was published in the journal Neurology.

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