Since the time Cell phones became widely used in the 1990s, its radiations and a potential link to cancer risks have baffled scientists and consumers alike.Numerous studies in the past have shown contradictory results.Some studies have failed to show a link between radio frequency from cell phones and certain health problems, such as increased risks of tumors, while others suggest the opposite.Even after years of research, there is still no clear answer.But lately, two extensively conducted studies by Government suggest that if there is any risk, it is small, health officials said.
The Statement from Jeffrey Shuren, M.D., J.D., director of the FDA’s Center for Devices and Radiological Health on the recent National Toxicology Program draft report on radiofrequency energy exposure clarifies the issue as he says ” I want to underscore that based on our ongoing evaluation of this issue and taking into account all available scientific evidence we have received, we have not found sufficient evidence that there are adverse health effects in humans caused by exposures at or under the current radiofrequency energy exposure limits. Even with frequent daily use by the vast majority of adults, we have not seen an increase in events like brain tumors. Based on this current information, we believe the current safety limits for cell phones are acceptable for protecting the public.The US Food and Drug Administration notes that cell phones emit low levels of radio-frequency energy that are non-ionizing and thus not considered strong enough to permanently damage biological tissue including DNA.
The two studies, involving 3,000 animals, are “the most comprehensive assessments of health effects and exposure to radio-frequency radiation in rats and mice to date,” according to a statement from the toxicology program, part of the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences.In March, the National Toxicology Program will hold an external expert review of the complete findings from the rodent studies and is accepting public comments.
Dr. Kamal Kant Kohli
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