Can mobile phones really lead to diseases?

03 April 2011

Question

Can mobile phones really lead to cancer and other diseases?

Answer

We put this question to Professor Paul Elliott from Imperial College in London..

Paul - We don't have a biological mechanism to explain why mobile phones might cause cancer. If you like, the study is taking a long term view because we don't have a mechanism. As well as looking at cancers, we'll be looking at other neurological degenerative diseases such as motor neuron disease, Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease, and cerebrovascular disease.

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