It's official - mobiles might or might not give you cancer
After ten long years, and the habits of 13,000 users have been scrutinised, the World Health Organisation still isn't sure whether mobile phones can cause brain cancer. Props!
The British-based GSM Association, which represents international cell phone firms, said IARC's findings echoed "the large body of existing research and many expert reviews that consistently conclude that there is no established health risk".
In fact, data from the study showed mobile telephone users had a lower risk of brain cancer than people who had never used one, but the 21 scientists who conducted the study said this finding suggested problems with the method, or inaccurate information from those who took part, thus rendering ten years of their lives utterly meaningless. But they can't be sure, so they'll have to keep checking. Not to worry lads, the study only cost £16 million. Crack on.
Reuters also reports that European scientists last month launched what will become the biggest ever study into how mobile phones effect long-term health, by tracking at least a quarter of a million of people in five European countries for up to 30 years - by which time, all the people the initial research attempted to save in the first place will be pensioners. Congratulations science, you've done it again!