Tuesday, July 5

Can cell phones increase the risk of tumors? | Digital Trends Spanish

Research carried out by the University of Berkeley in California establishes a strong link between radiation from mobile phones and tumors, especially in the brain.

The researchers analyzed the statistical results of 46 different studies carried out around the world and found that using a cell phone for more than a thousand hours, that is, about 17 minutes a day for a period of ten years, increased the risk of developing tumors in 60 percent.

The study leaders also indicated that mobile phone use for ten years or more doubled the risk of brain tumors.

“The use of the mobile phone highlights a series of public health problems to which, unfortunately, the scientific community has paid little attention,” says Joel Moskowitz, director of the Center for Family and Community Health at the School of Public Health from the University of Berkeley.

The problem is that cell phone use is increasingly widespread. Recent figures show that in the United States, 97 percent of the population owns some type of mobile phone.

In fact, nowadays more and more people develop some type of dependence on these devices.

“Moskowitz emphasized that these studies have been controversial, as it is a very sensitive political issue with important economic ramifications for a powerful industry,” Berkeley Public Health noted.

For their part, federal regulators in the United States have pointed to the lack of evidence that demonstrates a direct relationship in what is raised by the researchers.

“To date, there is no consistent or credible scientific evidence of health problems caused by exposure to radio frequency energy emitted by mobile phones,” stated the Food and Drug Administration on its website.

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