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Mobile phones given health clearance

by on13 September 2007


No short term harm


A six year research programme claims that there are no short term health problems involved with using mobile phones.

However the report, from Mobile Telecommunications and Health Research (MTHR) programme, there was a "slight hint" of a cancer risk for long-term users.

Experts could not rule out the risks of brain or ear cancers for people who have used mobiles for more than 10 years. However they found no association between incidence and exposure for people who have used their phones for less than 10 years.

The £8.8m MTHR programme was joint-funded by the government and the mobile phone industry in response to Sir William Stewart's independent inquiry into the safety of mobile phones in 2000.

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