Mobile Phones Do Not Cause Tumours Decide Scientists

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In male rats, the studies linked tumours in the heart to high exposure to radiation from the phones. Even a minute risk could harm millions of people.

We all know that use of mobile phones can be damaging to our sleep and our general levels of productivity at work, but are they detrimental to our health?

On Friday, the US National Toxicology Program (NTP), a division of the US Department of Health and Human Services, threw fresh kindling onto the smouldering debate over whether mobile phones are harmful to our health.

"The levels and duration of exposure to radiofrequency radiation were much greater than what people experience with even the highest level of cell phone use, and exposed the rodents' whole bodies". There was only "equivocal evidence of carcinogenic activity" - some rats developed gliomas in the brain and a type of tumor in the adrenal gland but, statistically speaking, it was unclear if the tumors were associated with the radiation exposure.

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Shuren said that the topic of research had been nominated in 1999, at a time where there was a lack of epidemiological and long-term animal studies exploring the effect of RF energy from cellular phones. While the United States has transitioned to 4G, 4G-LTE and 5G networks in recent years, the 2G and 3G frequencies are still used in voice calls and texting.

All of the mice in this study were exposed to these radiation waves for about nine hours per day.

The new reports are still considered drafts, and the NTP plans to have outside experts review them next month. The schwannoma evidence is "the strongest cancer finding in our study", said Bucher.

These results have not led to Bucher's changing his cellphone habits, but he did note that the heart tumors in rats, malignant schwannomas, are similar to acoustic neuromas, or benign tumors in people in the area of the nerve connecting the ear to the brain.

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Although intriguing, the findings cannot be extrapolated to humans, NTP scientists and the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said on Friday. The Environmental Working Group's Olga Naidenko, a senior science adviser, for instance, in a news release said the study "should raise alarms for policymakers and awareness for all Americans".

Most scientists aren't swayed either way by these studies. "The evidence for an association between cell phones and cancer is weak". He noted some additional unusual findings in the study, and said his team is continuing to assess them, but emphasized that based on all available scientific information the agency does not believe there are adverse health effects in humans caused by cellphone radiation. But two government studies released on Friday, one in rats and one in mice, suggest that if there is any risk, it is small, health officials said. The new studies, when combined with previous research, have "given us the confidence that the current safety limits for cellphone radiation remain acceptable for protecting the public health".

Male rats exposed to very high levels of the kind of radiation emitted by cellphones developed tumours in the tissues around their hearts, according to a draft report by USA government researchers on the potential health risks of the devices.

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