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    The Karolinska Institute in Sweden issued a report in 2004 that long-term use of mobile phones increased the chance of contracting a brain tumor by 100%. Does mobile phone use present an increased risk of cancer?

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    Research has shown no correlation between cellular phone use and a brain tumor known as acoustic neuroma.

    Christensen et al (2003) concluded that the "use of a cell phone for 10 years or more did not increase acoustic neuroma risk over that of short-term users. Furthermore, tumors did not occur more frequently on the side of the head on which the telephone was typically used, and the size of the tumor did not correlate with the pattern of cell phone use. The results of this prospective, population-based, nationwide study, which included a large number of long-term users of cellular telephones, do not support an association between cell phone use and risk of acoustic neuroma".

    The study of Swedish doctors lead by Lnn et al (2004) concluded that "no risk increase was found for ipsilateral phone use for tumors located in the temporal ...

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    The solution shows that there is no correlation between cellular phone use and a brain tumor known as acoustic neuroma. The conclusion was backed up by the clinical studies of Baum (2011), Helle, et al (2003), Frei et al (2011), and Lnn et al (2004).

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