The debate on the potentially negative effects of cellphone radiation continues as more and more members of the public are using cellphones. A major study now finds evidence of cancer risk on male mice، but humans need not worry، as the Technical Times said.
Because of the widespread cellphone use and limited knowledge about the potential health hazards associated with it، the U.S. Food and Drug Administration nominated radio frequency radiation (RFR) used by cellphones to be studied by the National Toxicology Program (NTP).
In the study، researchers used mice to study the potential health hazards such as cancer risks associated with long-term exposure to RFR similar to that used in 2G and 3G cellphones. Those were specifically looked into because they were the standard when the study was designed and is still being used today by some، though less commonly so. Researchers found that upon exposure to high levels of RFR، there was “clear evidence” of tumors in the hearts of male mice، “some evidence” of tumors in the brains of male mice، and “some evidence” of tumors in the adrenal glands of male mice. Among the female mice، however، the evidence was unclear as to whether the cancers observed in them are associated with RFR.