Government Research Finds Link Between Brain Tumors & Cell Phone Use

The National Toxicology Program has concluded a 2 and a half year, $25 million dollar research study and the results are disturbing. According to their findings, the proof "appears to support" a direct link between cell phone radiation and carcinogenic effects on human tissue.

The complete outcomes of the research study will not be released up until the Fall of 2017, but this past Thursday a section of the results was released to the general public. Considering the size and duration of the research study, it is no doubt the biggest and most in depth study ever performed on the cell phone-- cancer connection. “Given the widespread global usage of mobile communications among users of all ages, even a very small increase in the incidence of disease resulting from exposure to [radio-frequency radiation] could have broad implications for public health.” This is exactly why this experiment was undertaken.

The study was conducted in a underground laboratory in Chicago with the aid of more than 2,500 rats and mice. Over a period of 18 hours a day, 7 days a week, each rat/mouse went through microwave frequencies-- "900 megahertz for rats and 1900 megahertz for mice"-- for durations of 10 minutes at a time. Ten minutes on and ten minutes off, completing 9 hours a day. These frequencies were chosen as they are same frequencies released when an individual makes a call.

Only the results from the rats was released, we have to wait more than a year for the outcomes of the mice. The reasoning for this was not given, leading many to hypothesize what this could mean. But according to the information they did release, "2-- 3 per cent of male rats developed glioma in their brains and around 1-- 6 percent developed schwannoma of the heart"-- both are forms cancerous cells.

Unusually enough, only male rats were effected-- none of the female rats in the study developed cancerous cells. Nevertheless, the infants they gave birth to were born with unusually lower body weights than average. Another unusual finding from the study, rats that were subjected to radiation lived twice as long as the control rats which were not. No rational for this was provided.

In 2011 the World Health Organization officially categorized cellular phone radiation as a "2B possible carcinogen", the exact same group consisting of pickled veggies and coffee for instance. This category is used for substances perhaps thought to include carcinogens triggering gliomas and acoustic neuromas cancer cells. Though these impacts had actually never ever been totally confirmed, according to one lead scientist from the examination, the results from this newest study "appear to support" this hypothesis-- the carcinogenic impacts of cell phones.

It has long been disputed if cell phones can trigger cancers. As Ron Melnick, a previous National Toxicology Program scientist who examined the outcomes spokened, "Where individuals were saying there's no danger, I believe this ends that type of statement."

A critic of the experiment Professor Kevin McConway, an expert in applied statistics at The Open University, kept in mind how radiation levels utilized in the research were "far in excess of that seen by people who use mobile phones" and kept "I'm not going to stop using my mobile phone in the light of this." Another critic, Dr Rodney Croft, director of the Australian Centre for Electromagnetic Bioeffects Research, spokened: "At present, and especially provided a range of unpredictabilities concerning its outcomes, the report does not provide need to move from the existing scientific consensus that mobile phone-like direct exposure does not effect health."

Earlier this month, a survey of brain cancer rates in Australia found no considerable increase considering that the introduction of mobile phones practically 3 decades back. The survey chose, offered the truth that 94% of the population uses a cellular phone, to observe the "hypothesised association in between brain cancer incidence and smart phone usage." According to the outcomes, though there was a small boost in brain cancer among males over the time (females stayed steady) and the researchers "discovered no increase in brain cancer incidence compatible with the high increase in smart phone use." These findings have actually likewise been observed in other nations worldwide too.

Even a little increase in cancer rates, 1-6% as the study recommends, would be very extensive. Definitely enough to trigger outrage among the public to demand that the cell phone carriers, the federal government, do something to stop this. When requested a statement in reaction to the findings, an FCC representative said "Scientific evidence always informs FCC guidelines on this matter. We will continue to follow all recommendations from federal health and security specialists consisting of whether the FCC should customize its current policies and RF direct exposure limits."

Current safety provisions regarding cellular phone were created in 1990 in reaction to the heating effect produced by mobile phone-- the exact same heating impacts of a microwave. Mobile phone were required to safeguard against this, but do not safeguard from radio waves-- like those studied in the experiment. As The Wall Street Journal recommends, "the most current findings might result in modifications in security standards, such as just talking on a mobile phone while using a headset and keeping the devices from trousers pockets."

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