NIH experts question fed study linking cell phones to tumors


National Institutes of Health expert reviewers are finding flaws in the agency's new study that connects heavy cell phone radiation to a slight increase in brain tumors in male rats.

The National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences is releasing partial preliminary results of a study on rats bombarded with cell phone radiation from womb to the first two years of life. It found tumors in 2 to 3 percent of male rats, which study authors called low. But females weren't affected and, strangely, the rats not exposed to the cell phone radiation died at a higher rate than those that were.

Researchers have long probed whether radiation that transmits information to and from cell phones poses a danger to humans, but have found little evidence that it does.
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