Your cell phone is “possibly carcinogenic” -

Your cell phone is “possibly carcinogenic”

WHO group looks at cancer risks associated with wireless devices



Using cell phones and other wireless devices may put people at greater risk of brain cancer, according to the cancer agency of the World Health Organization. The 31 scientists who gathered at a meeting of the WHO’s International Agency for Research on Cancer classified radio frequency electromagnetic fields as “possibly carcinogenic to humans,” though they say more study is needed to be certain. Other substances in that group include pesticides and gasoline engine exhaust. The other classifications are probably carcinogenic, probably not carcinogenic, and carcinogenic.


Winnipeg Free Press


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Your cell phone is “possibly carcinogenic”

  1. It will be really interesting to see what comes out of these meetings.  Despite the headline, there is no smoking gun to suggest that cell phones are linked to brain cancer….at least nothing that has been published thus far.  However, given there widespread use among teenagers and children, it is clear that it is of concern if there is a possibility of a link.