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Cancer

05 July 2011

Cell phones not as carcinogenic as thought

Recent scientific evidence suggests that the link between mobile phones may not be as carcinogenic as previously argued.

Recent scientific evidence suggests that the mobile phones may not be as carcinogenic as previously argued.

The latest paper comes just two months after the World Health Organisation's (WHO) International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) decided cell phone use should be classified as "possibly carcinogenic to humans."

Anthony Swerdlow of Britain's Institute of Cancer Research, who led the new review, said that the two positions were not necessarily contradictory, since the IARC needed to put mobile phones into a pre-defined risk category.

 

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