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    CELLPHONE research points to increased brain tumour risk: Some NZ teens in high-risk category

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    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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