When last we visited
our hero, the beleaguered cellphone user seemed to be in the clear: a British
had apparently found "no evidence that using a cell phone has an effect on the development of
tumors." But in a startling twist, it now appears that those results may not be accurate. A recent German study of
cellphone users found that the risk of glioma -- a form of brain cancer -- doubled after 10 years of use. Another study,
conducted by Orebro University in Sweden, found an increased risk of acoustic neuromas in long-term users of cellphones.
And critics continue to question the interpretation of the results of the British study, saying that the results do, in
fact, imply a greater risk to phone users. Will cellphone users develop cancer? Can they protect themselves by using
headsets? Or are they doomed to a life of shouting into tin cans connected by very long strings in order to protect
themselves from deadly diseases? Find out in our next exciting episode!