No Link between Uveal Melanoma and Cell Phone Use

January 14, 2009
Chris Cole

Researchers recently conducted a follow-up study to investigate the possibility of a link between cell phone use and uveal melanoma despite no confirmed direct link between radio wave exposure and DNA damage that can lead to cancer.

Researchers at the Martin-Luther-University of Halle-Wittenberg in Germany recently conducted a follow-up study to investigate the possibility of a link between cell phone use and uveal melanoma, following reports of possible increased risk in cell phone users, despite no confirmed direct link between radio wave exposure and DNA damage that can lead to cancer.

After grouping 459 patients with uveal melanoma and 1,194 controls into those who never used a cell phone, those who sporadically used a cell phone, and those who are regular users, the research team found no statistically significant association between cell phone use of up to roughly 10 years and uveal melanoma risk. No link was found between radio set use and uveal melanoma either.

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NCI Cellular Telephone Use and Cancer Risk Fact Sheet

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