Mobile phones, just how did we live without them? At about 80 million, there are now more mobiles than people in the UK. But since the Nineties, when their use became more widespread, there have been nagging doubts about their safety.
For many people these were resolved two years ago with a report from the Mobile Telecommunications and Health Research Programme. The programme, jointly funded by the Government and the industry, concluded that mobile phones, base stations and masts ‘have not been found to be associated with any biological or adverse health effects’. However, according to a decade-long study, due out in the coming weeks, people who used mobiles for a decade or more had a ‘significantly increased risk’ of developing some types of brain tumours.