Mobile phones increase tumor risk, report

Oct 14 2004 - 01:58 AM ET | In The News
While the experts go back and forth on this topic, a new study out of Sweden says that extended mobile phone use increases the likelyhood of developing a certain type of tumor: bq. Ten or more years of mobile phone use increases the risk of developing acoustic neuroma, a benign tumor on the auditory nerve, according to a study released on Wednesday by Sweden's Karolinska Institute. The study used analog mobile phones as GSM phones haven't been around long enough. The industry maintains that mobile phones pose no health risk.