Almost every study of prolonged moderate mobile phone use has found an increased risk of brain tumours. Several large scale studies including the ten year, thirty million dollar, thirteen country “Interphone” study, report a 200% increase tumour risk (glioma) after ten years of moderate use (roughly half an hour a day), particularly on the side of the head where the phone is most used. For children and adolescents with these usage patterns the risk of developing a brain tumour is 500%. These tumours are malignant. Once diagnosed, patients only have a twenty five percent chance of living past two years and most die within six months. Cancerous tumours in other exposed areas of the head and face, the parotid gland (a saliva gland) and inner ear canal, have also been linked to mobile phone use.
If you had doubts about whether your brain was absorbing radiation, brain scans of a person using a mobile phone show electromagnetic radiation interacting with the brain and elevating its activity levels to an agitated state.
Increased Brain Tumour Rates
The prevalence of mobile phone use is still relatively new and cancers generally have a long time lag (between thirty and forty years) between exposure and cancerous growth. Australian researchers are seeing and predicting rises in new cases of brain tumours which neurosurgeons are already observing in different parts of the world.
“There is now a true exponential rise in the incidence of brain cancer... We’re going to see a huge increase in brain tumours and brain cancer in the next decade or so. It’s going to be frightening. And guess what… we’re already frightened by what we’re seeing… Until we get our heads out of the sand and realise that something needs to be done then more and more young people are going to die from this terrible disease.”
These facts are now recognised by a growing number of international governments and health authorities who have issued warnings.
NB Glioma brain cancer is aggressive. The majority of patients die within 6 months and only one in four live beyond two years1.