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Italian court says mobile phones cause cancer

In ruling on a workplace compensation case, Italy’s highest civil court has stated that mobile phones can cause brain tumors. The ruling is being criticized by medical experts in Italy and abroad, who note that no scientific study has yet proven a clear causal link between the use of mobile phones and health risks. In a 12 October decision that was made public this week, the Labour Law section of Italy’s High Court has ruled in favour of Innocente Marcolini, a former commerce manager in Brescia. Marcolini had developed a tumor of the trigeminal ganglion, near his left ear, and claimed it was a consequence of speaking on a mobile phone up to six hours a day for twelve years because his job demanded it. 


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