Cell phone radiation study doesn’t prove cancer link

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Recently the National Toxicology Program (NTP) published “partial findings” from a study in which experimental rats were exposed to two types of radiofrequency (RF) radiation used in telecommunications for up to two years, and the development of two types of tumor was compared to the occurrence in control rats.

These results have already been jumped on by several publications as “game-changing” and offering important evidence that cell phone radiation may, after all, be causing brain cancer in humans.

So it was good to see a careful assessment of the study by Andrew Pollack in the New York Times, in which he points out the major questions and caveats raised by the new study.

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These include the fact that elevated brain cancers were seen in male but not female rats–which casts doubt on the results–and the fact that control rats (who were not exposed to RF) had zero tumors, when it is known that this type of rat develops brain tumors spontaneously at a low rate.

Read full, original post: The New Rat Study Of Cell Phone Radiation Is No Smoking Gun

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