Study: Mobile Phones Unlikely to Cause Cancer

Another study has come out saying that cell phones are unlikely to cause cancer. CNET News reports that according to a new risk-ranking system devised by an Australian cancer specialist to debunk popular myths, drinking coffee, using mobile phones or having breast implants are all improbable risk factors for cancer.

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The article said that the five-point system created by Bernard Stewart, a University of New South Wales professor, lists the risk of cancer for various sources in a scale from “proven and likely” to inferred, unknown, or unlikely.

“Our tool will help establish if the level of risk is high, say on a par with smoking, or unlikely such as using deodorants, artificial sweeteners, drinking coffee,” Stewart said.

The study did find that smoking, alcohol use, and exposure to sunlight were high risk factors.

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Cell phones rated as unlikely to cause cancer [CNET News]