Tuesday, May 31, 2011

WHO: Cell phone use may increase risk of cancer

(CNN) -- Radiation from cell phones can possibly cause cancer, according to the World Health Organization. The agency now lists mobile phone use in the same "carcinogenic hazard" category as lead, engine exhaust and chloroform.

Before its announcement Tuesday, WHO had assured consumers that no adverse health effects had been established.

A team of 31 scientists from 14 countries, including the United States, made the decision after reviewing peer-reviewed studies on cell phone safety. The team found enough evidence to categorize personal exposure as "possibly carcinogenic to humans."

What that means is they found some evidence of increase in glioma and acoustic neuroma brain cancer for mobile phone users, but have not been able to draw conclusions for other types of cancers

"The biggest problem we have is that we know most environmental factors take several decades of exposure before we really see the consequences," said Dr. Keith Black, chairman of neurology at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles.
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The Archer of the Forest said...

I'll believe it when I see some credible scientific reports that establish a definitive link.

This coming from a man who doesn't own a cell phone.

The Anti-Gnostic said...

Too, I'll believe it when the international bureaucrats of various alphabet agencies stop using cell phones and other modern appurtenances. Like $3K/night hotel suites.

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