Research has found that high exposure to 2G and 3G cell phone radiation is linked to cancer….

Male rats, exposed to high levels of radio frequency radiation (RFR), like that used in 2G and 3G cell phones, developed cancerous heart tumours.

This is a finding of the National Toxicology Programme (NTP).

Researchers also found some evidence of tumours in the brain and adrenal glands of exposed male rats. For female rats and male- and female mice, the evidence was uncertain as to whether cancers observed were associated with exposure to RFR.

What does this mean for us?

According to John Bucher, Ph.D., NTP senior scientist, the exposures used in the studies cannot be compared directly to the exposure that humans experience when using a cell phone.

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“In our studies, rats and mice received radio frequency radiation across their whole bodies. By contrast, people are mostly exposed in specific local tissues close to where they hold the phone. In addition, the exposure levels and durations in our studies were greater than what people experience.”

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 What about Wi-Fi and 5G?

These studies did not investigate the types of RFR used for Wi-Fi or 5G networks.

“5G is an emerging technology that hasn’t really been defined yet. From what we currently understand, it likely differs dramatically from what we studied,” said Wyde.

We know little about the health effects of cell phone use

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration nominated cell phone RFR for study by NTP because of widespread public use of cell phones and limited knowledge about potential health effects from long-term exposure.


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