Mobile phones and cancer. Part 1: Epidemiology of tumours in the head

In order to eludicate any health effects from the use of mobile phones, in particular tumours in the head, much research has already been performed. Currently data is available for up to 13 year mobile phone usage. It shows no clear evidence that using a phone for such a time period results in an increased risk for brain tumours or other tumours in the head. Nothing can be said about any risks associated with longer use: for this we need studies running for a longer time. This is what the Health Council of the Netherlands writes in an advisory report that has been presented to the State Secretary for Infrastructure and the Environment.