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Cell Phones Cause Brain Tumors

Cell phones have totally transformed the way we communicate, work, and, frankly, live. But even though they’ve made so many things so much easier, they’re not always worry-free. Before there were cell phones, no one had text neck, no one got Blackberry thumb, and no one suffered from nomophobia–and we all struggled through a lot less FOMO.

But there are also some more serious concerns about carrying around our pocket-sized computers–and holding them close to our heads. For years, the fear that cell phones might lead to brain tumors keeps resurfacing. It’s a reasonable enough worry: Cell phones do emit radio waves, which are a form of radiation, and exposure to some types of radiation, like X-rays, are known to increase a person’s risk of cancer

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