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Prolonged mobile phone use could be more damaging to your health than smoking or asbestos, according to the latest report into the possible risks of handset radiation on human brains.

The report was compiled by Dr Vini Khurana, an Australian neurosurgeon, following 14 months of research. This, he says, involved a critical review of many existing medical resources and online information into the possible links between brain tumours and mobile phone use.

Dr Khurana concluded that long term exposure to mobile phone radiation is causing an “emerging global public health concern”. He also forecast that over the next four years the dangers of mobile phones on our brains will become more evident, as stronger evidence come to light linking prolonged mobile phone use to brain tumours.

So, what is Khurana’s solution? Dump all the world’s mobile phones into the Grand Canyon? Make Bluetooth headsets mandatory? Bring back the pager?

No, the doctor has called for the mobile phone industry and governments to take “immediate and decisive steps”. This would see both camps acknowledge there’s a health problem and propose possible solutions, such as yet further studies.

Dr Khurana’s research stands in contrast to the findings of two separate reports published last month, which both concluded that mobile phones don’t increase your risk of developing cancer.

A study by the Tokyo Women’s Medical University failed to find any evidence that mobile phone use leads to brain cancer, following the cross-examination of mobile phone users with and without brain cancer.

An Australian university professor also unveiled his cancer causing product banding system, which placed mobile phones in an unlikely category – the lowest risk band of all.

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