Health and technology – The smartphone would not damage young brains
– The smartphone would not damage young brains
According to a large international study, there is no link between mobile phone use and an increased risk of brain tumors in children and adolescents.
Smartphones are in almost every pocket of young people today. According to the Swiss JAMES* study, 99% of adolescents between 12 and 19 years old have one. But what about the risk, in particular concerning the brain, linked to the use of this accessory that has become so familiar?
A reassuring study
MOBI-Kids, a large-scale international study involving research institutes from no less than fourteen countries, looked into the question. The researchers came to the conclusion that there was no evidence of a link between electromagnetic radiation from mobile phones and brain tumors in children and adolescents. The results were published in February 2022in the magazine “Environment International”**.
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