Listicle for Mobile Phone and Cancer Investigation
News of the release of the major US cancer study on mobile phones sent the scientific and medical community into abuzz this week about what the findings could mean for the decade long debate on RF safety. Here’s what a 3 year- long investigation on cellphone and wireless internet safety at KayaNews has revealed. #CellphoneSafety #RFSafety
- The National Toxicology study (NTP) study lasted over ten years at a cost of $25 million
- 2500 rats were exposed to cellphone radiation for 9 hours daily over two years. Exposures to rats began in-utero (meaning while the mother rats are pregnant)
- The female exposed rats did not get any of the two rare types of tumours found in the male rats, experts suggest more research needs to be done to establish why
- Rats who were not exposed to the frequencies did not get tumours but the rats who were exposed lived longer (another strange finding) The American Cancer Society states in their statement about the NTP results, “It’s important to note that these sorts of gender differences often appear in carcinogenic studies, so the fact they show up here should not detract from the importance of the findings.”
- Similar findings were observed in human epidemiological studies, meaning the replication in animals a breakthrough
The study defies some of the main scientific arguments in the telecoms industry on this issue:
- All effects of non- ionising radiation/ electromagnetic radiation/ radio frequency have been measured at heating levels. This means that because your cellphone’s thermal levels are very low, it cannot have an adverse biological health effect
- This study exposed rats at non thermal, low level radiation which still presented a cancer risk
- The results of studies on humans were challenged because the effects were not replicated in animals. The NTP has done just that
The NTP’s findings have been dubbed partial or incomplete. This is false. The findings on whether RF causes rare schwannoma and glioma in rats are final. More findings on the effects in mice will be released next year.
The NTP is not the first study to present findings on the effects of low level frequencies from cellphones. There are studies which have found zero harm, and those that have found enough evidence to suggest that the risk is there.
KayaNews investigation has revealed conflicts of interest within the WHO and industry making its reluctance to admit to a health risk suspicious.
To date, the South African government has not responded to any developments on this global issue which has been coined the ‘biggest health scandal of our century.’
Tunicia Philips (Kaya FM News)