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20 Oct, 2013

Study: “30 minutes of cellphone use per day leads to 40% increased risk of brain tumor”


New York, New York (PRWEB) October 16, 2013 – As cell phone radiation lawsuits (http://www.consumerinjurylawyers.com/cell-phone-radiation-lawsuit.html) continue to move forward in courts around the U.S., Bernstein Liebhard LLP notes a French safety watchdog has issued new recommendations regarding the use of cell phones by children.

According to a report published by The Telegraph, the National Agency for Health, Food and Environmental Safety (Anses) has advised that children and heavy users of cell phones (defined as anyone who uses a mobile phone for more than 40 minutes per day) limit their exposure to the devices.*

The recommendation was made in a report prepared by 16 experts who looked at more than 300 scientific studies that have been published since 2009. According to the panel, some of the studies suggested that heavy cell phone users faced an increased risk of brain cancer, The Telegraph said.

“In light of the growing body of evidence that points to an increased risk of brain tumors from cell phones, regulatory agencies and consumer groups in the United States are also reviewing cell phone radiation standards,the recommendations from Anses make a great deal of sense,” says Bernstein Liebhard LLP, a nationwide law firm representing the victims of defective drugs, medical devices, and consumer products. The Firm is part of a small consortium of law firms actively representing plaintiffs in cell phone radiation lawsuits. (Case No. 0008533-12, Superior Court, District of Columbia)

Brain Tumors and Cell Phones

In the past several years, the possible connection between cell phones and brain cancer has been the subject of worldwide concern. In May 2011, for example, cell phone radiation was reclassified as a possible carcinogen by the World Health Organization’s International Agency on Research for Cancer (IARC). The reclassification was prompted by the publication of the Interphone study, which found 30 minutes of cell phone use per day was associated with a 40% increased risk for a type of brain tumor called glioma.**

According to The Telegraph, Anses last reviewed its cell phone radiation recommendations in 2009. By contrast, the U.S. Federal Communications Commission has not assessed cell phone radiation standards since 1996. In 2012, the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) characterized the FCC’s current standards as outdated, and criticized the Commission for failing to reflect the most recent research on cell phone radiation. The FCC has since moved to review those standards.***

Compensation may be available for individuals who allegedly developed brain tumors from cell phones. Click here to learn how to contact a cell phone radiation lawyer at Bernstein Liebhard LLP. Free case reviews can also be obtained by calling 800-511-5092.


**iarc.fr/en/media-centre/pr/2011/pdfs/pr208_E.pdf, May 2011

***businessweek.com/news/2012-06-15/mobile-phone-radiation-safety-to-be-examined-by-u-dot-s-dot-regulator, Businessweek, June 15, 2013