CELLPHONE research points to increased brain tumour risk: Some NZ teens in high-risk category
18 February 2013, Wellington, New Zealand.
6% of New Zealand mid-teens at increased risk of brain tumour from cellphone/cordless phone use.
Cordless phones are a type of cellphone with the base- transmitter in the home.
Nearly ¼ of 10-13 year olds spend 30 minutes or more on wireless phones daily.
NZ lags behind in cautioning the young about cellphone use
Study highlights the need to caution heavy cell/cordless phone users.
A Victoria University of Wellington researcher has found that some New Zealand adolescents are heavy users of both cellphones and cordless phones. Mary Redmayne’s paper, “New Zealand adolescents’ cellphone and cordless phone user habits: are they at an increased risk of brain tumours already? A cross sectional study” has recently been published in the journal of Environmental Health.
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