WHO says cell phone use “possibly carcinogenic”

 

WHO says cell phone use “possibly carcinogenic”

On Tuesday May 31, 2011, 2:52 pm

By Kate Kelland, Health and Science Correspondent

LONDON (Reuters) – Using a mobile phone may increase the risk of developing certain types of brain tumor and consumers should consider ways of reducing their exposure, World Health Organization (WHO) cancer experts said on Tuesday.

A working group of 31 scientists from 14 countries meeting at the WHO’s International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) said a review of all the available scientific evidence suggested cell phone use should be classified as “possibly carcinogenic.”

 

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