Alarming new research has linked cell phone radiation to cancer. The study, which was conducted by the U.S. National Toxicology Program, exposed rats to cell phone radiation for nine hours a day seven days a week. Researchers found that the exposed rats were prone to developing tumors in the brain and heart.
First, what’s important to note here is that a study in rats doesn’t translate proportionally to humans. The study will, however, serve as a blueprint for future studies in this field. Based on previous research, the link between cell phones and cancer has been rather limited, something the National Institutes of Health addressed in a statement.
“It is important to note that previous human, observational data collected in earlier, large-scale population-based studies have found limited evidence of an increased risk for developing cancer from cell phone use,” the NIH said.
The organization goes on to explain that part of the reason previous studies have been so inconclusive is that brain cancer is hard to study thanks to its elevated mortality rate, while other studies fall victim to weak reporting. Factors like the type of cell phone one uses and the length of exposure per user also account for the inconsistent nature of these studies.
Regardless, studies like this one are proof that the fear of cell phones and their link to cancer is very real, and isn’t going away anytime soon.
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