Are children who use cell phones at risk for cancer?
Is there a link between cellphone use and brain cancer? A recent CBC-TV news story revealed that in spite of a court ruling suggesting that an Italian man’s use of a mobile telephone led to his cancer diagnosis, BC has seen no increase in brain cancer rates in adults over the past 20 years.
Less is known about the impact of cellphone use on young people. The BC Generations Project’s lead scientist, John Spinelli, is currently conducting a study in BC to determine whether cell phones increase the risk of brain cancer in children and young adults. The study, which is looking at 10- to 24-year-olds, is part of a larger project involving 13 countries. Dr. Spinelli’s research will compare cell phone use and environmental factors between healthy subjects and those who have been diagnosed with a malignant or benign brain tumour.