Mobile phones can cause brain tumours: Italian court rules
In a landmark ruling, an Italian court has acknowledged and ruled that excessive, work-related use of a mobile phone can cause brain tumour.
The court’s ruling came after a plaintiff identified as Roberto Romeo alleged that excessive, work-related use of mobile phones caused him to develop a tumour in the brain.
Romeo, 57, had testified that his work duties forced him to use a mobile phone for 3-4 hours of each working day for more than fifteen years.
Lawyers Stefano Bertone and Renato Ambrosio, who represented Romeo in the court, said, “For the first time in the world, a court has recognised a causal link between inappropriate use of a mobile phone and a brain tumour.”
The court agreed with his claim and awarded the 57-year-old a state-funded pension of around £400 per month.
The ruling was made on 11th of April but only made public on Thursday. The ruling is, however, subject to a possible appeal.