Critics: Cell phone cancer study flawed

April 10, 2012 5:14:10 AM PDT
Scientists are calling into question a study published last year which found no link between cell phone use and brain tumors in children and teens.

Last summer, the Journal of the National Cancer Institute published a study on cell phone use and risk of brain tumors in children and adolescents.

The scientists interviewed children and teens in Norway, Denmark, Switzerland, and Sweden and concluded that the data showed no link between cell phone use and brain tumors.

In a letter published Friday in the journal, the Environmental Health Trust said the interpretation of the study's results was flawed and contained several statistical errors. The group says the study actually shows that cell phone use more than doubles the risk of brain tumors in children and adolescents.


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