Calling in the car increases risk of cancer
18 November 2008
The Belgian Foundation Against Cancer warns that intensive use of a mobile phone can increase the risk of contracting cancer in certain situations.
The Belgian Cancer Foundation has picked up on the concerns of the World Health Organisation regarding mobile phones. "The first results of an international interphone study are quite alarming," writes the Foundation on its website. Although the results of the study are not yet definitive the Foundation says there is definitely reason for concern.
To limit the risk of exposing yourself to an increased chance of contracting cancer the Belgian Cancer Foundation gives a number of tips including: children younger than 12 should not use a mobile phone; using a mobile phone as an alarm clock is not desirable because the phone is in close proximity to the head the entire night.
The Cancer Foundation also strongly advises people not to use a mobile phone in the car or train because the intensity of the signal from the antenna masts is stronger.
This is the first time the Belgian Foundation Against Cancer has openly advising people of the danger of using mobile telephones.