They do. They don’t. They do. They don’t. They do. They don’t. They do. According to this latest study: they don’t.
What the hell am I rambling on about? It’s that bloody question that refuses to go away: “Do mobile phones cause cancer?”
Paranoia has generally gone down quite a bit compared to, say, 10 years ago, but there are still a few stragglers who aren’t quite convinced that mobile phones are entirely safe.
The results of this Danish study realistically won’t allay their fears, but they do certainly suggest that there is no link between mobile phone use and cancer.
The 17-year study, conducted between 1990 and 2007, included the entire over-30 Danish population, and essentially concluded that cancer rates in non-mobile users was similar to that of those who did use mobiles.
"The extended follow-up allowed us to investigate effects in people who had used mobile phones for 10 years or more and this long-term use was not associated with higher cancer risks," explain the authors of the study.
However, the authors do suggest that further studies should perhaps be performed on larger populations over larger periods of time. That’ll be enough to keep those paranoid types ticking over for a while longer.