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 Â¼ 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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