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There Is No Health Risk From Cell Phones | Care2 Causes

There Is No Health Risk From Cell Phones | Care2 Causes

A new study [PDF] by the British Health Protection Agency has confirmed what others, especially the massive Interphone project , has found: there is no health risk from cell phones. The study has led one of Britain’s leading environmental activists to call for an end to cell phone health risk protests, saying that protesters are “chasing phantoms.” The new study finds that: Laboratory studies have detected “no convincing evidence that RF [radiofrequency] fields cause genetic damage or increase the likelihood of cells becoming malignant.” Animal studies find no evidence that the levels of microwave radiation produced by cell phones “affect the initiation and development of cancer” and no consistent evidence that they harm the brain, the nervous system, hearing or fertility. Studies on humans suggest no cognitive effects and no acute symptoms of any kind. Evidence from epide...

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