When I was young and had just got my first mobile I remember my mum and dad telling me to keep it away from my head as much as possible and only use it for a short amount of time. It's strange to think that at the time warnings of a brain tumour didn't faze me whereas now even the slighest headache scares me.
As a child I don't know if it was ignorance or some scientific geniusness buried deep, deep inside me but I always doubted that they would be dangerous but a recent study has concluded that there is still no conclusion.
Researchers found no association between regular mobile phone use (phoning at least once a week for six months or more) and risk of the brain tumour. However, it did find an increased risk of gliomas with the highest cumulative lifetime call duration (above 896 hours).
The study didn't take into consideration the fact that people can use other means to communicate such as texting or skyping. But it is worrying to see that only making a phone call once a week has been shown to be safe. I make and recieve phone calls on a daily basis, as did my mum, and now being older and experiencing what I have, it is scary to think that this could be the cause of all my heartbreak.
My biggest fear now is that I or someone I know should go through what my mum did. It would give myself and other affected a lot of piece of mind to know what causes brain tumours for two reasons:
- We will finally get answers - why did our loved ones get taken away?
- We will know how to prevent others getting a tumour.
Taken from this article: http://www.nhs.uk/news/2014/05May/Pages/Study-linking-brain-cancer-and-mobiles-inconclusive.aspx