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Cancer

23 June 2010

New report: cancer and cellphone towers

Living near a cellphone tower while you're pregnant doesn't raise your baby's risk of developing a childhood cancer, British researchers report.

Living near a cellphone tower while you're pregnant doesn't raise your baby's risk of developing a childhood cancer, British researchers report.

As the use of cellphones has increased, so have fears that exposure to the radio waves they emit can cause cancer. The results of a recent major, international study were inconclusive, and earlier reports of cancer clusters near cell phone towers are hard to interpret, because of the small numbers and possible biases, the researchers noted in the report, published in bmj.com. They also noted that no radio-biological explanations have been shown for these cancers.

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