Cell telephones trigger tumors in rats, research finds

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Executives from the FDA said they believed these studies didn't show convincing enough evidence for an elevated risk of diseases due to cellphone radiation.

The study, which was conducted by the National Toxicology Program (NTP), was compiled by studying 3,000 mice and rats exposed to wide variety of cell phone radiation levels. Bucher notes that the radiation emitted increases when users are in spots where the signal is poor or sporadic and the phone has to work harder to connect. Therefore, the results may not be applied directly to humans, according to John Bucher, a senior scientist at the National Toxicology Program. Some groups were exposed up to 18.5 hours per day for two years. However, in the world today the amount of people using cell phones is estimated at 5 billion. It's a situation that allows us to find a potential biological event if one is going to occur.

"The levels and duration of exposure to [radiofrequency radiation] were much greater than what people experience with even the highest level of cellphone use, and exposed the rodents' whole bodies", said Bucher.

The new NIH study showed tumors in rats and mice in other parts of the body - the brain, prostate, liver and pancreas - but the scientists said it was unclear if these were related to the radiation.

He says that almost 20 animal studies on this subject have been done, "with the vast majority coming up negative with respect to cancer".

New research says that cell phone radiation probably isn't harmful to human health. Neither study turned up clear evidence that radiofrequency radiation causes brain tumors, although the researchers are continuing to investigate.

Male rats exposed to very high levels of the kind of radiation emitted by cellphones developed tumours in the tissues around their hearts, according to a draft report by United States government researchers on the potential health risks of the devices.

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Researchers at the NTP exposed rats and mice to levels of RFR frequency that was equal to and higher than the highest level permitted for local tissue exposure in cell phone emissions for up to two years.

The Federal Communications Commission sets exposure limits for radio-frequency energy from cellphones, but relies on the FDA and other health agencies for scientific advice on determining the limits, the statement says.

The reports, along with earlier research show that current limits for mobile phone radiation, "remain acceptable for protecting the public health", Jeffrey Shuren, director of the FDA's Center for Devices and Radiological Health, said in an emailed statement.

Bucher briefly reviewed the study design. Further, significant increases in DNA damage were observed in cells of the frontal cortex of male mice exposed to radiofrequency radiation. "We can not ignore this but must act quickly to reduce exposure to radiofrequency radiation from all sources to as low as reasonably achievable, especially for children".

A rat that is 2 years old is roughly equivalent to a person living to 70 years old.

One of the studies reports that male rats exposed to very high levels of radiofrequency radiation grew tumors around their hearts. The Environmental Health Trust maintains a regularly updated database of worldwide precautionary policies on cell phone radiation and health.

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