Mobile phone radiation causes cancer in rats

Saturday 28 May 2016 | 11:49 CET | News
US researchers have found "low incidences" of brain and heart cancer in male rats exposed to GSM and CDMA radio frequencies for 2 years, reports the Wall Street Journal. The National Toxicology Program's USD 25 million study is one of the biggest experiments into health effects from mobiles. Its conclusions are considered significant because until now the only widely agreed opinion about mobile phone radiation is their capacity to heat human tissue, but only at emission levels higher than in actual phone designs. The US government's current position is that scientific evidence indicates no

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