WHO: Using a cellphone increases your risk of getting brain cancer

Another report has been issued on health risks of wireless use. One year it’s a not a concern, then it is something we should think about and now the International Agency for Research on Cancer, an arm of the The World Health Organization, has started the fear mongering and announced today that research from 31 scientists from 14 countries reveal that cellphone use has an “increased  risk  for  glioma, a malignant  type  of  brain  cancer”. Dr. Jonathan Samat said that “the evidence, while still accumulating, is strong enough to support a conclusion and the 2B classification. The conclusion means that there could be some risk, and there for we need to keep a close watch for a link between cell phones and cancer.”

This goes against everything the Standing Committee on Health research said last year that “there has been no credible science linking exposure to electromagnetic radiation emitting devices and adverse health effects”.

This new report by WHO was brilliantly put down by Donald Berry, a professor of biostatistics at the M.D. Anderson Cancer Center at the University of Texas: “Anything is a possible carcinogen… This is not something I worry about and it will not in any way change how I use my cellphone”.

Source: AP
Via: Engadget