Posted By RichC on May 31, 2011
The World Health Organization is now classifying cellphones in category 2B – possibly carcinogenic to humans. An international panel of experts evaluated hundreds of scientific articles focusing on electromagnetic radiation, which emanates from radar, microwaves and cellphones (mobile phones).
Category 2B includes gasoline engine exhaust, glass wool, styrene, lead and DDT.
In a communiqué, WHO wrote:
"The WHO/IARC has classified radiofrequency electromagnetic fields as possibly carcinogenic to humans (Group 2B), based on an increased risk for glioma, a malignant type of brain cancer1, associated with wireless phone use."
The authors explained as background information that concern has been growing regarding the possible health hazards posed by radiofrequency electromagnetic fields, such as those emitted by mobile phones. There are estimated to be 5 billion cellphone subscriptions worldwide.