The Huffington Post
July 15, 2011
A new study is throwing another wrench into the cell phone-cancer debate.
Despite the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC)’s decision to classify cell phones as a possible carcinogen earlier this year, a study published in the American Journal of Epidemiology shows that cell phone use doesn’t seem to increase the risk of a noncancerous brain tumor.
A study of nearly 3 million Danish adults showed that those who used a cell phone for more than 11 years were not more likely to develop a noncancerous brain tumor, called an acoustic neuroma or a vestibular schwannoma, than people who don’t use a cell phone or only started using one recently. Even though acoustic neuromas are noncancerous, scientists say they are still important in determining whether there is a cancer risk from cell phones, according to Reuters.