IIT research: Excessive usage of cell phone causes brain cancer

Smartphones have entirely changed the world of communication, and the impact of its introduction is visible on personal as well as professional lives. While, smart phones provide an efficient and easy way to communicate with friends, family and co-workers, excessive use can take a toll on your health

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A survey conducted by The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Bombay, revealed that due to excessive of mobile, emission of radiation and other hazardous waves from the mobile, increases the risk of developing brain cancer by 400 per cent. Due to the overuse of mobile phones, more radio activities were found in patients with brain cancer. Which damaged the DNA, and the cancer cells were developed.

This report was submitted to the central government’s telecom department. The survey has been done for the third time in the last seven years.  The researcher said that the use of mobile phones is adversely affecting the youngsters’ health.

Speaking to My Medical Mantra, Girish Kumar, professor of IIT Mumbai said, “Since 10 years, the usage of mobile phone has increased.  In the year 2010, cases of 5,117 brain cancer patients were studied.    The cause of 60 per cent of those who had cancer was a faulty lifestyle (mobile usage).  In the current survey, 1,000 patients from Mumbai have been included.”

He added, “Mobile radiations are harmful for health. So, use mobile only for two hours in a month. Those who use mobile for more than half hour, their risk of developing cancer after 10 years increases not by 100 per cent but by 400 per cent.”

Over usage of mobile causes:

  • Mental illness
  • Eye and ear problems
  • Memory loss

Dr Anil Venkitachalam, a neurologist at Hiranadnai Hospital said, “Excessive usage of mobile can lead to brain disorders. Many researchers are researching regarding this. Although, the link between mobile usage and cancer is not yet proven, but, one should limit the usage of mobile.”