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Are iPhone 5 buyers worried about cell phones cancer risks?

Today is supposed to be a momentous occasion for smartphone lovers across the world, as it could be the day when Apple unveils a brand new iPhone model to the world once again at WWDC 2011. However, one particular news story is threatening to cast a shadow over today’s activities.

That story comes from the WHO, aka the World Health Organisation who recently published some new research stating that there is now a 40 percent greater risk of catching brain cancer due to heavy cell phone use.

Naturally, this has caused a considerable amount of distress for some consumers, while others have decided to take the findings with a pinch of salt and carry on with their daily cell phone use as normal – who wouldn’t?

However, there are some critics who are claiming that the fresh news about cell phone risks to cancer is ‘inconclusive’, as detailed in this article over at Cnet. The article contains a link to the original document from the WHO, which includes the following statement from them which we’ve added for you below:

”The WHO/International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) has classified radiofrequency electromagnetic fields as possibly carcinogenic to humans (Group 2B), based on an increased risk for glioma, a malignant type of brain cancer1, associated with wireless phone use.”

It sounds scary, but should we really be that concerned about it? Leading back to the iPhone 5, we’re interested to know, just how many potential iPhone buyers have one eye on developments regarding the new cancer risks. Are any of you actually planning to hold back on a purchase until the news becomes more clearer?

Written by Alan Ng

Alan has been working for Product-Reviews since 2009 and became the Editor-in-chief in 2014. He has a passion for technology, the latest mobile phones and gadgets, and the gaming industry. Alan is a graduate of Canterbury Christ Church University and completed a B.A in Commercial Music in 2008. While expressing a keen interest in all areas that PR cover, you'll usually find Alan in the gaming section, where he'll be keeping enthusiasts up to date on all the latest news and reviews for consoles and PC.

Contact Alan Ng: alan@product-reviews.net

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