Since the advance of the cell phone as a constant companion in our daily life, in addition to the cult around cell phones, there has always been a subliminal fear and concern of possible negative effects of cell phone radiation. It is not for nothing that some companies make good sales with the production of their own protective devices that are supposed to protect against this radiation.
Now, however, a new study gives the all-clear: Cell phones are most likely not carcinogenic, so the relieving conclusion of the large-scale study “Mobi-Kids”. 900 children, adolescents and young adults between the ages of 10 and 24 from a total of 14 countries were observed.
“Our study does not provide any evidence of a causal relationship between the use of cell phones and brain tumors in young people,” the authors write in the journal “Environment International”. Although a certain risk cannot be completely ruled out, this would at most be “slightly increased”.
“The study closes an important gap,” said the environmental epidemiologist Martin Röösli from the Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, who was not involved. Postscript: “If there was even a hint of a connection between cellular communications and cancer, it would have been a game changer.”
The physician Bernhard Aufdereggen adds: “It is good news that the risk of brain tumors in children can be largely cleared up.”