The Sun UK 19th October 2012

Cell phones can cause tumors, according to a Landmark Court Ruling.  

Italian businessman Innocente Marcolini, 60, fell ill after using a handset at work for up to six hours a day for 12 years.  Now Italy's Supreme Court in Rome has blamed his phone. Experts have predicted a flood of legal actions from victims

Stricken Mr Marcolini lsat night warned; "People must be told the risks." 

He was diagnosed with a brain tumor after complaining of head and chin pains.  Yesterday his country's Supreme Court stated there was "causal link" between his heavy phone use and the growth.

British scientists have claimed there is insufficient evidence to prove any link to mobile phones.

But after the court ruling, Mr Macolini said: "This is significent for very many people. I wanted this problem to become public beacuse many people still do not know the risks."

"I was on the phone, usually my mobile, for at least five or six hours every day at work. I wanted it recognized that there was a link bertween my illness and teh use of mobnile/cell phones and cordless phones."

Respected oncologist and professor of environmental mutagenesis Angelo Gino Levis gave evidence for Mr Marcolini - along with neurosurgeon Dr. Giuseppe Grasso.

They said elecrtomagnectic radiation emitted by mobile phones and cordless phones can damage cells, making tumors more likely. Prof. Levis tols The Sun newspaper; "The court decision  is extremely important, it finally officially recognizes the link. It will open not a road but a motorway to legal actions by victims. We are considering a calss action. Tumors due to radiation may not appeaer for 15 years, so three to five year studies don't find them. We'll only realize in years to come the damage phones can cause children."

Mr Marcilini's tumor was discovered in the trigeminal nerve - close to where the phone touches his head. It is benign but threatened to kill him as it spread to the carotoid artery, teh major vessel carrying blood to his brain. His face was left paralysed and he takes daily morphine for pain.

Alasdair Philips of Poswerwatch, whic campaigns for more research on cell and mobile use, said: "This is an interesting case and proves the need for more studies. Popel should limit mobile/cell and cordless use until we know more.



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