Mobile phone cancer fears have been increased after new evidence revealed a more “alarming” trend in cancers than the previous prediction. The new report shows the rate of malignant brain tumours has doubled in the last two decades.
The report details those cases of an aggressive brain tumour known as Glioblastoma Multiforme (GBM), the most common type of malignant brain tumor among adults, more than doubled over this period.
The researchers’ team analyzed official UK data for England covering 79,241 malignant brain tumours over 21 years, between 1995 and 2015.
The scientists at the Physicians’ Health Initiative for Radiation and Environment (PHIRE) said that they found the excessive use of the mobile and cordless phone is may be causing to increase the rate of tumours in the frontal temporal lobe and promoting gliomas. The group also said that the overall drop in cases of other types of brain tumours led to the increase of GBM. The new study was published in the Journal of Public Health and Environment.
“The rise… cannot be fully accounted for by improved diagnosis as it affects specific areas of the brain and just one type of brain tumour which is generally fatal,” they said. “We suggest that widespread environmental or lifestyle factors may be responsible.”
however, responding to the new research, Kevin McConway, Emeritus Professor of Applied Statistics at The Open University, said, “Other studies in other parts of the world have found similar increases.” “It’s important, though, to understand that this new paper did not examine any new data at all about potential causes for the increase.”