Mobiles not linked to cancer

In collaboration with the Press Association

Mobile phone use over both the long- and short-term is not linked to cancer risks, a major Danish study has said.

The research, by the Institute of Cancer Epidemiology in Copenhagen, studied the rates of cancer among 420,095 people who subscribed to mobile services between 1982 and 1995.

The scientists did not find any link between mobile use and brain tumours, eye tumours, salivary gland tumours or leukaemias.

"Research like this is the only way we can reliably know whether factors in our environment cause cancer," said Josephine Querido, cancer information officer at Cancer Research UK.

"This study adds to the growing evidence that there is no link between mobile phones and cancer, although we still don't know about the very long-term effects of mobile phone use."

The study is published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute.