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W.H.O: IARC CLASSIFIES RADIOFREQUENCY ELECTROMAGNETIC FIELDS AS POSSIBLY CARCINOGENIC TO HUMANS
Posted On: 6/5/2011 5:43:21 AM

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World Health Organization: IARC CLASSIFIES RADIOFREQUENCY ELECTROMAGNETIC FIELDS AS POSSIBLY CARCINOGENIC TO HUMANS

Paper:

On May 31, 2011 the WHO (WorldHealth Organization) / International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC)“classified radiofrequency electromagnetic fields as possiblycarcinogenic to humans (Group 2B), based on an increased risk for glioma,a malignant type of brain cancer, associated with wireless phone use.”

A précis of this reportincluding excepts follows:

“International experts shared the complex task of tackling the exposuredata, the studies of cancer in humans, the studies of cancer inexperimental animals, and the mechanistic and other relevant data.”To arrive at their decision “evidence was reviewed critically, and overallevaluated as being limited among users of wireless telephones for gliomaand acoustic neuroma, and inadequate to draw conclusions for other typesof cancers.” "the evidence, while still accumulating, is strong enough tosupport a conclusion and the 2B classification. The conclusionmeans that there could be some risk, and therefore we need to keep a closewatch for a link between cell phones and cancer risk. Given the potentialconsequences for public health of this classification and findings, it is importantthat additional research be conducted into the long‐term, heavy use of mobile phones. Pending the availability of suchinformation, it is important to take pragmatic measures to reduce exposure suchas hands‐free devices or texting." Read the full report:

http://www.iarc.fr/en/media-centre/pr/2011/pdfs/pr208_E.pdf

Video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s4E2i5XFX9M


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