Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Cellphone Use May Raise Cancer Risk, WHO Panel Says - WSJ.com

Cellphone Use May Raise Cancer Risk, WHO Panel Says - WSJ.com

Using a cellphone may increase the risk of a certain type of brain cancer, an international panel of experts said Tuesday, adding to a growing debate about whether a now nearly ubiquitous form of communication poses health risks.

The experts said cellphone radio waves are "possibly carcinogenic," classifying them in the same risk category as lead, chloroform and coffee. The classification from the World Health Organization's International Agency for Research on Cancer could lead the United Nations health body to look again at its mobile-phone guidelines, the scientists said.

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