CELLPHONE research points to increased brain tumour risk: Some NZ teens in high-risk category. 10 February 2013, Wellington

In brief:

  • 6% of New Zealanders likely to be at increased risk of brain tumour from cellphone/cordless phone use by mid-teens
  • Cordless phones are a type of cellphone with the base-transmitter in the home
  • Nearly ¼ of 10-13 year olds spend 30 minutes or more on the phone daily
  • NZ lags behind in cautioning the young about cellphone use
  • Study highlights the need to caution heavy cell/cordless phone users

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