Heavy mobile usage may cause cancer of salivary glands: Study
vrijdag, 07 november 2014 - Categorie: Onderzoeken
Bron: timesofindia.indiatimes.com/City/Nagpur/Heavy-mobile-usage-may-cause-cancer-of-salivary-glands-Study/articleshow/45039813.cms .
Payal Gwalani, TNN | Nov 5, 2014, 03.06AM IST
NAGPUR: Several organizations and experts have warned about the harmful effects radiations can have on the health of human beings. While acknowledging that wireless phones can cause cancer in brain and auditory canal, salivary glands have been overlooked by most researchers. Study by a city-based researcher, however, has shown that prolonged mobile phone use can be potential indicator of cancer of the parotid glands.
Dr Stuti Bhargava, an assistant professor in the department of oral medicine and radiology in VSPM Dental College and Research Centre, has done the study in three phases over the last three years. Consisting of over 300 subjects, the research led to the conclusion that several functional changes and an increase in the size of the parotid glands are observed in people with longer exposure to the radio frequency radiation (RFR) emerging from hand-held phones. These effects could range from migraine to potential indicator of cancer of the parotids.
''Previous researchers had spoken about the dangers to organs like brain and auditory canal. While these are protected by the skull, the parotid glands are not. They are also at a closer proximity to mobile phones when the devices are in use. This made me believe that they would be potentially at greater risk of adverse effects from phone use,'' said Dr Bhargava, explaining the reason for the study.
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