Cell phone use and risk of benign and malignant parotid gland tumors
Few people who log in more hours on the phone per month than they do sleep actually take the time to think that cell phone use might be dangerous. Personally, I think that the links between conditions like cancer are very real. It is always hard to come to conclusions when the amount of money companies stand to lose is substantial–much like it was with cigarette smoking. It took decades for the dissenting opinion that cigarette smoking was bad for you to make it to popular opinion. We know how the rest of the story goes.
In the meantime, children should absolutely only use a cell phone in case of an emergencies (given that it seems that every junior high and high school student owns one, this is a problem). If you must use a cell phone, keep the antenna as far from you as possible (i.e. flip phones, blue tooth, headsets–but only with clips on the wires to absorb EMF radiation, otherwise the headsets actually concentrate the signal!!) and minimize it’s use. Avoid wearing on the hip as well. Maybe the data will finally come out that there is no harm. This is probably NOT the case, but what have you got to lose by following some simple precautions?