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CTIA Statement on the IARC Working Group Categorization of Mobile Phone Use

Today, I issued this statement:

“Today, an International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) working group in Lyon, France categorized radiofrequency fields from cellphones as ‘possibly’ carcinogenic based on ‘limited evidence.’ IARC conducts numerous reviews and in the past has given the same score to, for example, pickled vegetables and coffee. This IARC classification does not mean cellphones cause cancer. Under IARC rules, limited evidence from statistical studies can be found even though bias and other data flaws may be the basis for the results.

“The IARC working group did not conduct any new research, but rather reviewed published studies. Based on previous assessments of the scientific evidence, the Federal Communications Commission has concluded that ‘[t]here’s no scientific evidence that proves that wireless phone usage can lead to cancer.’ The Food and Drug Administration has also stated that ‘[t]he weight of scientific evidence has not linked cellphones with any health problems.’”

3 Responses to “CTIA Statement on the IARC Working Group Categorization of Mobile Phone Use” Leave a reply ›

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    So really what you are really saying is that FCC and FDA are incompetent and negligent just like the cellphone companies and CTIA. In fact you are negligent in not proactively caring for the health and safety of millions of users of your products simply because your eyes are on your next quarterly bonus and who will be paying it.

    Wouldn't it be a shame when 10-20 years from now you look back and think if you did the right thing you could have saved so many lives.
    It doesn't take brain surgery to know drawing smoke into your lungs is harmful, just as holding a mini microwave to your head that cooks the brain is harmful. Particularly to a growing child! It doesn't take more scientific evidence, because it is logical.

    Shame on you, the FCC and the absurd FDA. Shame.

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