A business executive who insisted that using mobile phones for six hours a day gave him brain cancer has died at the age of 44. Ian Phillips tried to spread awareness about the risks of long exposure to radiation from mobile phones even during the last months of his life, reports the Daily Mail.
Ian Phillips had said that his lemon-sized brain tumour was due to excessively using the mobile phone. As he worked as an operations manager for a large firm, he was required to spend more than 100 hours a month making calls. In February 2015, he said, “My ear would be red when I left work at the end of the day,” before adding that he had no idea that this could cause so much damage to his brain. Apart from undergoing chemotherapy and radiotherapy treatment, he also took alternative medicine, changed his diet and regularly exercised in a bid to keep himself healthy after the diagnosis.
The former rugby player had launched a campaign to raise awareness about the risks of mobile phone usage, especially for children. He had said, “I am really concerned about young children using mobiles – their skulls are softer and radiation from these devices can reach their brains more easily.”
When he was alive, Phillips had even invested in a shiny gold receiver which he used to plug into his mobile to make and receive calls so that he wouldn’t have to hold the phone to his ear,The Deccan chronicle reports.