“Game-Changing” Study Links Cellphone Radiation to Cancer

“Game-Changing” Study Links Cellphone Radiation to Cancer, by Joh Harkinson at Mother Jones (major PC greenie magazine).

It’s the moment we’ve all been dreading. Initial findings from a massive federal study, released on Thursday, suggest that radio-frequency (RF) radiation, the type emitted by cellphones, can cause cancer.

The findings from a $25 million study, conducted over two and a half years by the National Toxicology Program (NTP), showed that male rats exposed to two types of RF radiation were significantly more likely than unexposed rats to develop a type of brain cancer called a glioma, and also had a higher chance of developing the rare, malignant form of tumor known as a schwannoma of the heart. The effect was not seen in females.

The radiation level the rats received was “not very different” from what humans are exposed to when they use cellphones, said Chris Portier, a former associate director of the NTP who commissioned the study. As the intensity of the radiation increased, so did the incidence of cancer in the rats. …

“The NTP does the best animal bioassays in the word,” Portier added. “Their reputation is stellar. So if they are telling us this was positive in this study, that’s a concern.” …

Potentially confounding the results, the rats exposed to radiation on average lived longer than those that weren’t.

Another inconclusive result. Surely something would have shown up by now if mobile/cell phones were dangerous to humans. Or is this another beat up of modern technology by a Green organization?