New Study Adds to Suspicions that Heavy Cell Phone Use Could Lead to Cancer

July 31, 2013 2:05 PM

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Though no study thus far has been able to produce clear evidence that cell phones cause cancer, suspicions have long been aroused regarding the device currently categorized as "2b" on the carcinogenic scale, signifying that it is potentially cancer-causing. However, an ominous new study conducted by researchers at Tel Aviv University has identified increased risk factors among those considered "heavy" cell phone users.

Led by Dr. Yaniv Hamzany of the Sackler Faculty of Medicine, the researcher said he decided to look for clues in individuals' saliva as cell phones are frequently placed close to the salivary gland when in use. If cell phones do in fact cause cancer, the evidence would be there, he and his colleague...

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