790,000 participants polled and the results are in.
A new study published in the International Journal of Epidemiology has released the results of a multi-year examination of cellphone use and intracranial CNS (Central Nervous System) tumors in the UK. Starting in 1999 and checking in with participants in 2005 and again in 2009, there was no increase in cancer rates for most tumor types between regular phone users and "never users". How they found study participants in this day and age who never use mobile phones will be a mystery for the ages.
The study did see a rise in acoustic neuroma following long term mobile phone use however. Acoustic Neuroma is a type of tumor which grows in the nerve which connects the ear to the brain. Thankfully neuroma is not cancerous and wont spread to other parts of the body.
Good news for us mobile junkies!
You can read the abstract on Oxford Journals: Mobile phone use and risk of brain neoplasms and other cancers: prospective study.