No Link Between Cell Phones and Cancer? Riiiiiiiight.

A new Danish study released on October 20 claims that to have found no link between radio-frequency radiation emitted by cell phones and cancer of the brain or central nervous system. What a surprise. I wish I could tell you that this is the last word on cell phone safety, and you’re just fine carrying your phone in your pocket or putting it next to your head for hours on end, but I can’t. Dr. Devra Davis, director of Environmental Health Trust and author of Disconnect: The Truth About Cell Phone Radiation, What the Industry Has Done to Hide It, and How to Protect Your Family, mustered a counter-response from colleagues from around the world who are concerned about cell phone safety. Many of you will remember that Dr. Davis was the subject of an in-depth interview on cell phone safety in our January/February 2011 issue of the Green American. The new Danish study looked at 358,403 mostly male cell phone subscribers over the age of 30 during the period 1990-2007.  The report is a follow-up to an earlier Danish analysis of the same group when the average use of cellphones was less than a decade that also reported no cell phone-cancer link. As she did with the original Danish study, Davis calls the new study “deeply flawed.” Davis and her colleagues criticize the study on the following grounds: The study excluded 300,000 business users, who would have been among the […]

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