Wireless devices raise risk of brain cancer; Five billion worldwide exposed


The cancer agency of the World Health Organization states using cell phones and other wireless gadgets may put humans at bigger risk of brain cancer. Further studies are needed to absolutely confirm that.

The WHO’s International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) studied whether exposure to radio frequency electromagnetic fields, sent out by wireless devices, could cause cancer. A working group of 21 scientists from 14 countries meeting said a review of all the available scientific evidence suggested cell phone use should be classified as “possibly carcinogenic.”

The IARC classified radio frequency electromagnetic fields as by any means carcinogenic to humans, based on a higher risk for glioma, a malignant type of brain cancer.

The breakthroughs are founded by statistics from case studies in numerous countries.

WHO’s International Agency for Research on Cancer warns an estimated five billion people around the world use cell phones.

The United Nations health body is expected to look again at its guidelines on mobile phones soon.

IARC has published more than 100 papers since 1970 on the cancer-causing properties of asbestos, X-rays and the human papillomavirus, among others.


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