Society News Archive

9 January 2001

The New England Journal of Medicine has released an article due for publication on January 11, before its usual publication date because of recent public interest. The article, "Cellular-Telephone Use and Brain Tumors," concludes that data do not support the hypothesis that recent use of hand-held cellular telephones causes brain tumors. The research "examined the use of cellular telephones in a case-control study of intracranial tumors of the nervous system." It was found that "there was no evidence that risks were higher among persons who used cellular telephones for 60 or more minutes per day or regularly for five or more years."

The original article can be found on the New England Journal of Medicine website. A related editorial has also been released.