A new study from the National Institutes of Health (NTP), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), has revealed that there is a link between radiation that is typically emitted by cell phones and cancer.
The decade long study, cost $25 million and involved over 2,500 rats, exposed to the type of radiation typically emitted by cell phones. The rodents were exposed to the radiation for nine hours a day, over a period of two years.
The study showed how male rats exposed to cellphone type radiation developed both brain and hearat tumors. As the intensity of radiation increased, so did the occurence of cancer in the rats.
The National Toxicology Program, part of the National Institutes of Health, is still analyzing the findings. But John Bucher, associate director of the program, said the initial findings were so significant that the agency decided to release them. “We felt it was important to get that word out,” said John Bucher, Ph.D., associate director of the NTP, part of the National Institutes of Health.
“Overall, we feel that the tumors are likely to be related to the exposures.”
While naysayers claim the study does not provide sufficient evidence, fact is a claim of safety can certainly no longer be made.
The full report is due out next year.