A recent federal study conducted by the National Toxicology Program (NTP) found that radiofrequency radiation (RFR) emitted by cell phones is linked to an increased risk of brain cancer. The study, which cost $25 million dollars and was conducted over a 2 ½ year period, showed that RF radiation can promote the growth of two types of tumors – glioma and schwannoma.
Although these results were obtained during experiments performed on rodents, the authors feel that this study “could have broad implications for public health.” The study showed that the incidence rate of malignant glioma and schwannoma tumors increased with exposure to RFR.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) currently denies that there is any scientific evidence to support the link between cell phone radiation and the risk of brain tumors. However, the results of this study suggest that more research must be done on this topic in the interest of protecting public safety and health. The researchers of this multi-million dollar study wrote that the results “appear to support” the conclusion that RF radiation may indeed be carcinogenic.
Every year, there are 25,000 malignant brain tumors diagnosed in the U.S. Malignant brain tumors are the most common cause of cancer-related deaths for people between the ages of 15 and 39, and about 80% of malignant brain tumors are gliomas.
The authors of this study believe that there still is not enough data to declare definitively that cell phone radiation has no link to cancer. More research on the potential link between cell phone radiation and brain tumors is still being conducted. At The Yost Legal Group, our goal is to inform and educate consumers about potential health risks.
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