The Cell Phone / Tumor Link: Closer Than Ever?
Well folks, a new bit of data has emerged about the idea of cell phones and brain tumors.
Seems that Environmental Working Group released data just recently that detailed just how much radiation you’re sucking up when you’re on the phone. And then the Los Angeles Times followed that up with a strange study. Check this out: when the data from 23 studies was pooled together, there was no conclusive link between brain tumors and cell phone use. This by itself would be interesting if not necessarily newsworthy, but when the Times jiggered the evidence a bit, comparing data from the “eight strongest studies”, they found out that cell phone users had between a 10 and 30 percent higher chance of getting tumors, with the more time spent on the phone being higher risk than those who spent less.
And then, here’s the weirdest point: seven out of eight of those “strongest studies” were all conducted by the SAME GUY IN SWEDEN.
So it’s not really time to freak out yet, but it’s probably a good idea to get that hands-free gear out, just in case.