Good news today for people who are constantly on their cell phones.
Contrary to previous reports, new research finds cell phone use is not associated with an increased risk for cancer.
An estimated 224 million Americans use cell phones.
It is that widespread use that has triggered an ongoing debate over the potential health risks.
The concern is electromagnetic fields that can penetrate into the human brain.
"There have been studies of brain tumors, leukemia, salivary glands, cranial nerves and the vast uh number of studies now being published around the world are really not finding any evidence for increased cancer risk," said Cancer Ppecialist John Boice.
The latest published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute found no cancer risk among 420,000 cell phone users in Denmark who first subscribed between 1982 and 1995.
Now, talking while driving remains the only known cell phone health hazard.