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Study Shows No Connection Between Cell Phone Usage And Brain Cancer

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December 20, 2000
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Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
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With more than 86 million American cellular phone users reported in 1999 and the number still increasing, there has been growing concern about the risk of developing brain cancer from radiofrequency signals given off by handheld cellular phones. A case-control study of 891 people who regularly used a cellular phone showed no statistical association between the amount of cell phone usage and the likelihood of developing brain cancer.

NEW YORK, December 20, 2000 -- With more than 86 million American cellular phone users reported in 1999 and the number still increasing, there has been growing concern about the risk of developing brain cancer from radiofrequency signals given off by handheld cellular phones. A case-control study of 891 people who regularly used a cellular phone showed no statistical association between the amount of cell phone usage and the likelihood of developing brain cancer. Researchers from the American Health Foundation and Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center and four United States medical centers reported their findings in the December 20 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association.


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