“Game-Changing” US Government Study Links Cellphone EMF/RF Radiation to Cancer

The National Toxicology Program (NTP), a division of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), has found a link between EMF/RF radiation emitted by cell phones and cancer in rats.

The findings from a $25 million study, conducted over two and a half years by the National Toxicology Program (NTP), showed that male rats exposed to two types of EMF/RF radiation were significantly more likely than unexposed rats to develop a type of brain cancer called a glioma, and also had a higher chance of developing the rare, malignant form of tumor known as a schwannoma of the heart.

Although ionizing radiation, which includes gamma rays and X-rays, is widely accepted as a carcinogen, the wireless telecom industry has long noted that there is no known mechanism by which EMF/RF radiation causes cancer. The researchers wrote that the results “appear to support” the conclusion that EMF/RF radiation may indeed be carcinogenic.

“Where people were saying there’s no risk, I think this ends that kind of statement,” said Ron Melnick. WTOP in Washington D.C. got a chance to interview Ronald L Melnick, PhD, who lead the design of the NTP/NIEHS Rodent Study. Melnick was a Senior Toxicologist and Director of Special Programs in the Environmental Toxicology Program at the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) National Institutes of Health, USA. Here is the 3:36 minute interview, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VuWEaCm2RBc

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