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Cell Phones on Hip May Weaken Bone

Study Suggests Link Between Bone Weakness and Wearing a Cell Phone on the Hip

Second Opinion continued...

More than 500 studies have been published examining the impact of cell phones on health, with the bulk of the studies exploring whether cell phones cause cancer. The results have been conflicting.

The publication of one of the largest studies ever to explore cell phone use and cancer is expected soon.

The Interphone study, which began over a decade ago and involved cell phone users in 13 countries, was designed to determine if cell phone use causes brain tumors.

But Barnes says this question may not be answered for several decades.

"People have only been using cell phones heavily for about 10 years," he says. "If the latency period [for cancer] is 30 or 40 years, the data we have now isn't going to tell us much."

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