Phones have been contested since their arrival. A man who utilised his cell phone for 6 hours a day over the course of 12 years, used the phone due to work related purposes, but he ended up suffering from a benign tumour – this tumour is not as dangerous as malignant, but it can become life threatening. Benign tumours do not spread to other parts of the body, whereas malignant tumours can grow and spread to other parts of the body, therefore making them more dangerous.
The debate over the safety of mobile phones has been an issue that has raged on for the past decade, and whilst there has been no concrete evidence that has proved that mobile phones are dangerous. Already people have counter argued the proposition presented by the victim, in that he used his phone to call clients for 6 hours a day, much more than the average person. In a similar fashion, Robert Romero also used his phone for an estimated 3 hours a day for 15 years, and in 2010 he was diagnosed with a benign tumour. Note that the former case also saw that the victim’s ear would go red, and he would suffer from a headache. The case of Robert Romero lead o the Italian Supreme court ruling that there was a link between mobile phones and cancer. Studies have shown that there is no clear link between phone usage and cancer, in 2013 a study did report a link between acoustic neuromas and phones.
Phones emit low levels of radiation, nowhere as dangerous as high energy radiation. In 2011 the World Health Organization, declared mobile phones possibly carcinogenic, note that this is the same category as lead and coffee. In this day and age, phone usage has become increasingly common, and yet there has been no significant increase in the number of incidents similar to that of Robert Romeo. Thankfully acoustic neuromas is very rare, and the initial risk of contraction itself is low, so even if mobile phones double the risk (which there is no proof that they do), the overall risk of contraction will still be very low.