WHO Report: Lyon, France, May 31, 2011

The WHO / International Agency for Research on Cancer (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 cancer associated with wireless phone use.

Background: From May 24–31 2011,a Working Group of 31 scientists from 14 countries had meeting at IARC in Lyon, France, to assess the potential carcinogenic hazards from exposure to radiofrequency electromagnetic fields. The evidence was reviewed critically, and overall evaluated among users of wireless telephones for glioma and acoustic neuroma. The Working Group did not quantify the risk; however, one study of past cell phone use (up to the year 2004), showed a 40% increased risk for gliomas in the highest category of heavy users (reported average: 30 minutes per day over a 10‐year period).

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