Another Day, Another Cell Phone/Tumor Story

New research is casting doubt on a link between cell phone use and one type of non-cancerous brain tumor. 

A study of Danish adults concludes those who used a cell phone for eleven to 15 years weren’t more likely than non-users to develop a tumor called an acoustic neuroma.  The research also found the long-term users weren’t more likely to develop the tumor than those who used a cell phone for shorter periods of time.  The tumors studied are slow-growing ones that occur on a nerve running from the inner ear to the brain.  In a limited number of cases, the tumors can press on the brain and become a serious problem.  Researchers looked at almost three-million adults in the study.

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