April 24, 2024
Tech

Can Mobile Phone Cause Brain Tumor?

Cellphones emit radiofrequency waves. Like that from nuclear bombs or X-ray machines, this energy can cause electrons to separate from DNA strands, potentially causing irreparable harm to its constituent molecules and cause irreparable harm to our DNA strands.

Studies indicate that long-term mobile phone usage doubles your risk of brain tumors such as gliomas and acoustic neuromas. The increased risk affects only one side of your head when holding the phone – the side where you hold it most often.

How Cellphones Work

Cellphones transmit voice and data signals using radiofrequency radiation emitted by their antenna and picked up by antennae on phone masts (also called cell towers). Once detected, these signals are relayed back out into a network of cells where they reach their final destinations.

Cellphone radiation also heats nearby tissues and has the potential to cause DNA damage, according to numerous experiments conducted on both animals and humans. Although several have studied how cellular radiation affects these cells, their results remain unpredictable.

In 2010, the World Health Organization’s International Agency for Research on Cancer classified radiofrequency radiation as a possible carcinogen, yet many researchers question its exact risk to humans in light of millions using phones daily and most studies being flawed. A more accurate assessment would require extensive long-term study relating to cellphone usage; an accurate diagnosis must also distinguish between tumor-causing effects from unrelated risk factors.

What Causes Brain Tumors?

Brain and spinal cord (central nervous system) organs contain numerous types of tumors, both benign and malignant.

Brain tumors form when cells near or in the brain get altered DNA that allows them to continue living when healthy cells would die off through normal cell cycle processes. This overgrowth results in tumor formation; its classification typically depends on its rate of expansion as well as whether or not its cells resemble nearby healthy ones.

Some types of brain tumors are slow-growing and noncancerous, such as astrocytomas, oligodendrogliomas, and meningiomas; while others such as glioblastomas and medulloblastomas may develop quickly.

Brain tumors that affect the frontal lobes can make it hard to think and move around, while tumors in the parietal lobes of the upper middle part of the brain may interfere with touch, taste, smell and vision. Furthermore, an occipital tumor could potentially impede vision as well.

What Are the Risks of Brain Tumors?

There are various kinds of brain tumors. While some are benign and don’t spread to other parts of the body, others can become cancerous and spread to other parts of the brain and spinal cord. Some types of cancer which may spread include lung and breast cancer as well as melanomas, lymphomas and blood cell cancers (leukemia and lymphoma).

Tumours may produce symptoms such as headaches, vision loss, seizures and hearing problems depending on their location and rate of growth.

Age increases the risk of brain tumors, although they can occur at any age. Furthermore, having close relatives with brain tumors also raises your odds; exposure to long-term radiation and certain workplace chemicals like vinyl chlorides or aromatic hydrocarbons also raises it; genetic diseases like tuberous sclerosis or von Hippel-Lindau can increase this risk further.

How Can I Reduce My Risk of Brain Tumors?

Concerns over cell phones and brain cancer were once a hot topic of media discussion; however, due to the COVID-19 pandemic or because there are numerous proven steps people can take to lower their risk. One option would be limiting phone usage while choosing hands-free solutions (e.g. headset). Another could be upgrading to newer phones which emit less radiation by having lower specific absorption rates (SARs).

Keep in mind that many studies exploring potential links between cell phones and health issues tend to produce unexpected findings, yet it’s essential to look at all available evidence; several large human studies have demonstrated no link between cell phone usage and brain tumors; furthermore, other factors could potentially skew results since technology changes quickly in this sector.

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