Monday, 26 October 2009 05:40

Mobile-cancer debate revived by study: report

By
A British newspaper has revived the debate over mobile phones and cancer by reporting that an investigation overseen by the World Health Organisation found that heavy users may have a higher risk of developing tumours later in life.

The report, in the Daily Telegraph, says the conclusion was not definitive but would undermine British government assurances that mobiles are safe.

The Interphone investigation cost £20 million ($A35.36 million). A preliminary breakdown of its results said a "significantly increased risk" of some brain tumours "related to use of mobile phones for a period of 10 years or more” was found in some studies.

The study has not been formally released and its head, Dr Elisabeth Cardis, told the newspaper that a public health message would be included.

Studies were done in 13 countries, and both people with tumours and those in good health health were interviewed to find out their mobile use patterns. A total of about 12,800 people were interviewed between 2000 and 2004.

The paper reported that six of eight Interphone studies had discovered a rise in the risk of suffering a glioma (the most common brain tumour). One found an increase of 39 per cent increase.

The final paper is likely to be published before the end of 2009 and has been held up as the authors are debating over how they should present their findings.

Last year, the French Health Ministry issued a warning against excessive mobile, use, especially by children. The issue is an emotive one and often the answer depends on whom one asks .

Subscribe to ITWIRE UPDATE Newsletter here

Now’s the Time for 400G Migration

The optical fibre community is anxiously awaiting the benefits that 400G capacity per wavelength will bring to existing and future fibre optic networks.

Nearly every business wants to leverage the latest in digital offerings to remain competitive in their respective markets and to provide support for fast and ever-increasing demands for data capacity. 400G is the answer.

Initial challenges are associated with supporting such project and upgrades to fulfil the promise of higher-capacity transport.

The foundation of optical networking infrastructure includes coherent optical transceivers and digital signal processing (DSP), mux/demux, ROADM, and optical amplifiers, all of which must be able to support 400G capacity.

With today’s proprietary power-hungry and high cost transceivers and DSP, how is migration to 400G networks going to be a viable option?

PacketLight's next-generation standardised solutions may be the answer. Click below to read the full article.

CLICK HERE!

WEBINAR PROMOTION ON ITWIRE: It's all about webinars

These days our customers Advertising & Marketing campaigns are mainly focussed on webinars.

If you wish to promote a Webinar we recommend at least a 2 week campaign prior to your event.

The iTWire campaign will include extensive adverts on our News Site itwire.com and prominent Newsletter promotion https://www.itwire.com/itwire-update.html and Promotional News & Editorial.

This coupled with the new capabilities 5G brings opens up huge opportunities for both network operators and enterprise organisations.

We have a Webinar Business Booster Pack and other supportive programs.

We look forward to discussing your campaign goals with you.

MORE INFO HERE!

BACK TO HOME PAGE
Sam Varghese

website statistics

Sam Varghese has been writing for iTWire since 2006, a year after the site came into existence. For nearly a decade thereafter, he wrote mostly about free and open source software, based on his own use of this genre of software. Since May 2016, he has been writing across many areas of technology. He has been a journalist for nearly 40 years in India (Indian Express and Deccan Herald), the UAE (Khaleej Times) and Australia (Daily Commercial News (now defunct) and The Age). His personal blog is titled Irregular Expression.

Share News tips for the iTWire Journalists? Your tip will be anonymous

WEBINARS ONLINE & ON-DEMAND

GUEST ARTICLES

VENDOR NEWS

Guest Opinion

Guest Interviews

Guest Reviews

Guest Research

Guest Research & Case Studies

Channel News

Comments