Scientific evidence goes increasingly against the theory that mobile phones cause cancer, a new study has concluded.
The review carried out for the Institute of Cancer Research found "no convincing evidence of a link" between the technology and brain tumours.
The panel, set up by the International Commission on Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection, admitted however that the possibility of small or long-term repercussions could not be ruled out.
Their conclusions follow a wide-ranging study - the largest of its kind to date - which claimed that radiation associated with mobile handsets potentially increases the risk of glioma, a malignant form of the disease.
While the panel accepted the Interphone study findings were "comprehensive", they identified some problems with the study's design which made it difficult to draw definite conclusions.