Making more than 15 hours of mobile telephone calls a month makes you three times more likely to develop brain cancer, according to new research.
Scientists from Bordeaux University in France claim that sales and business professionals are the most at risk, as they are more likely to travel, and so will rely on their mobiles to communicate with bosses and clients on a regular basis.
These conclusions were drawn from a study of brain tumours – 253 cases of glioma and 194 cases of meningioma – that were reported in four French departments between 2004 and 2006.
Researchers matched these patients with healthy members of the public in a bid to spot any differences between the two groups.
It was found that there was a significant risk among those who used their phone on a number of occasions, compared to those who used it far less.
On average, people will spend around two and a half hours each month talking on their mobile phones, yet there...