Cancer Council NSW - Brain cancer mobile phone panic should be put on hold

Australians should not unnecessarily panic about mobile phones causing brain cancer according to Cancer Council NSW CEO Dr Andrew Penman.   Dr Penman said that numerous studies around the world have failed to prove that mobile phones are a cause of brain cancer. 

“Mobile phones have been widely used in Australia for nearly 20 years now.  Contrary to concerns about mobile phones, we have seen absolutely no associated increase in brain cancer cases in Australia or overseas,” Dr Penman said.   “Users should therefore not unduly worry that their device will give them brain cancer.

Click here for the Cancer Council Media release issued during Brain Cancer Awareness Week