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I have collected a variety of links to science-based articles on the possible carcinogenic risks of cell phone use. I have stayed away from articles in the popular or mainstream media and instead focused on peer-reviewed science articles in reputable science journals. So no Oprah, Dr Oz, Fox News or even CNN. This is in an attempt to inject some real science into the debate.

About Me

I'm a high school physics & science teacher by day, a science nerd by night and I have my amateur radio license so I know something about radios and radio waves. I enjoy reading about all aspects of science and it upsets me when people misunderstand science, misuse science, misquote science or just propagate pseudo-scientific claptrap. You might say that I have a textbook case of OMGSIWOTI*  syndrome. You can probably guess what conclusion I have reached but I'll leave it up to you to decide on the danger to you.

If you wish to suggest a link or find a broken link, email me the details.

*oh my gosh, someone is wrong on the internet.

World Health Organization

The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) is a section of the World Health Organization whose major goal is to identify causes of cancer. The IARC has placed cell phones in category 2B which includes coffee and pickled vegetables. According to the IARC, category 2B is defined as:

The agent is possibly carcinogenic to humans.

This category is used for agents for which there is limited evidence of carcinogenicity in humans and less than sufficient evidence of carcinogenicity in experimental animals. It may also be used when there is inadequate evidence of carcinogenicity in humans but there is sufficient evidence of carcinogenicity in experimental animals. In some instances, an agent for which there is inadequate evidence of carcinogenicity in humans and less than sufficient evidence of carcinogenicity in experimental animals together with supporting evidence from mechanistic and other relevant data may be placed in this group.

IARC Press Release

IARC Q & A  This article describes a joint work between researchers from the Institute of Cancer Epidemiology, Danish Cancer Society, and the IARC which showed no link between cancer and long term mobile phone use. These results were not available at the time of the original IARC meeting.

WHO Fact Sheet: Electromagnetic fields and public health: mobile phones A quote from the Fact Sheet: “A large number of studies have been performed over the last two decades to assess whether mobile phones pose a potential health risk. To date, no adverse health effects have been established as being caused by mobile phone use

Update on the IARC report This is an article that is highly critical of the science behind the WHO decision.

IARC Classification see pages 9, 11, 12, and 16

IARC Non-ionizing Radiation, Pt. 2

The IARC had WiFi access at its 2014 meeting. See page 13 of its participants guide. They did ban smoking.


Canadian Information

Canadian limits on exposure to radio frequency energy is consistent with the standards set by other major nations such as the US and the European Union.








Royal Society of Canada

Health Canada A response to public concerns to electric and magnetic fields

Radiation Safety Institute of Canada

Independent Expert Group On Mobile Phones

The Stewart Report is one of the major reports used to support the claim that there is a link between cell phones and cancers. The scientific evidence is in chapter 5; the language, for the most part, is not excessively technical. You won't need a degree in electrical engineering or oncology to understand most of the conclusions.

Report


Electromagnetic Sensitivity

Electromagnetic Fields and Public Health (WHO)

Electromagnetic Hypersensitivity (IEEE)

Electrical Hypersensitivity (Health Protection Agency)

Mobile Phones, Electromagnetic Hypersensitivity,

Association of Tinnitus and Electromagnetic Hypersensitivity

 

Electromagnetic Hypersensitivity (very large file)

 

Electromagnetic hypersensitivity: evidence for a novel neurological syndrome

 

Other Reports and Studies








WiFi and Health A British government report.

Danish Cancer Society  A report monitoring more than 400 000 people.

American Cancer Society this is a good source of background information on cell phones and base stations in non-technical language

International Journal of Epidemiology

Mobile phone use and risk of brain neoplasms and other cancers

Medical News Today

Carrying your Cell Phone in Your Bra Doesn't cause Breast cancer.

National Cancer Institute (US)

Cellular Telephones and Cancer: How Should Science Respond?

Mobile phone base stations and early childhood cancers

The sensitivity of children to electromagnetic fields.

Mobile phone base stations and adverse health effects

Electromagnetic fields

Radiofrequency EM Fields: Health effects