Study Finds Increased Cancer from Cell Phones

In a multi-million-dollar two-year study, the U.S. National Toxicology Program (NTP) has found increased rates of rare cancers of the heart and brain in animals exposed to cell phone radiation. The former Director of the National Toxicology Program, Christopher Portier remarked, “This is the best designed animal study ever conducted on this topic.”

The original NTP study design team was led by Ron Melnick who said, “The experiment has been done and, after extensive reviews, the consensus is that the same tumors increased in animals that have also been found in human studies,” reports newswise.

Evidence has mounted since 2011 when the World Health Organization’s International Agency for Research on Cancer deemed radiation from cell phones and other wireless transmitting devices a “possible human carcinogen.”

Environmental Health Trust (EHT) President Devra Davis said, “Every compound known to cause cancer in humans also produces it in animals when well studied. We have to stop experimenting on ourselves and our children and start a vigorous discussion of what we can do right now to prevent a potential public health disaster while we still have time to do so,” newswise reports.

The Senior Medical Advisor of the EHT, Robert Morris MD, PhD, said “For more than two decades, many have dismissed cancer risks from cell phones because conventional understanding of the effect of microwaves would suggest there is no mechanism for this to occur. That argument is officially dead.”

“These data redefine the cell phone radiation controversy. This is a major public health concern,” Melnick told Microwave News.

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