It's a question that's been on my mind for quite a while now. Because if using a cell phone does cause brain tumors, then that has huge implications on how I communicate. (I don't use a cell phone every day, but I do use it frequently.)
Furthermore, I've heard conflicted stories: yes, cell phones do cause tumors; no, the don't; etc.
Here's the news: cell phones do not cause tumors or brain cancer. At least that's what Newsbug.net reports today.
Apparently, Denmark conducted a two-year long study with 475 test subjects who had brain tumors and 822 who did not. The study concluded that there was no association between cell phone use and an increased risk of brain tumors.
That's great news for cell phone junkies. But the co-author of the study, Dr. Christoffer Johansen, cautions that cell phones might cause other yet untested health issues.
For instance, a friend of mine got appendicitis last year. He believes it's because he wore his cell phone toward the front side of his right hip all the time. Coincidence or cause? Hmmm...
I think moderation is the best course of action until more studies can be conducted. Use a cell phone when you need to, but don't overdo it.