Report of Partial Findings from the National Toxicology Program Carcinogenesis Studies of Cell Phone Radiofrequency Radiation

The following comments are from Dr. Joel Moskowitz, Ph.D., Director of the Center for Family and Community Health, School of Public Health,
University of California, Berkeley and posted on his website at: http://www.saferemr.com/ . The entire report is linked here.

Thirty of 540 (5.5%), or one in 18 male rats exposed to cell phone radiation developed cancer.  No cancers were found in 90 male rats in the unexposed control group. The two types of cancer in the exposed rats were glioma and schwannoma. Both types have been found in human studies of cell phone use.

This well-executed study is likely a “game-changer” as it proves that non-ionizing, radiofrequency radiation can cause cancer without heating tissue. Along with other recently published studies on the biologic and health effects of cell phone radiation, the International Agency for Research on Cancer of the World Health Organization should now have sufficient data to reclassify radiofrequency radiation from “possibly carcinogenic” to “probably carcinogenic in humans.”

The risk of cancer increased with the intensity of the cell phone radiation whereas no cancer was found in the sham controls—rats kept in the same apparatus but without any exposure to cell phone radiation.

In contrast to the male rats, in female rats the incidence of cancer among those exposed to cell phone radiation was not statistically significant.