WHO Says Cellphone Radiation May Cause Cancer

Law360, New York (May 31, 2011, 6:52 PM EDT) -- The World Health Organization on Tuesday reclassified the low-level radiation emitted by mobile devices as a possible carcinogen, saying scientific data shows that heavy cellphone use is associated with an increased risk for glioma, a malignant type of brain cancer.

The International Agency for Research on Cancer, a WHO working group based in Lyon, France, issued its warning on cellphone radiation after reviewing hundreds of articles published in scientific journals on health risks associated with exposure to radiofrequency electromagnetic fields, which are generated by radar, microwaves,...
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