"The reports don't go much further than what we have reported earlier". "We note, however, that the tumors we saw in these studies are similar to tumors previously reported in some studies of frequent cell phone users".
But the conclusions of the research, from the National Institutes of Health's National Toxicology Programme, aren't exactly what you would call black and white.
"The levels and duration of exposure to radiofrequency radiation were much greater than what people experience with even the highest level of cell phone use, and exposed the rodents' whole bodies".
Although they did not test 4G or 5G signals (used for streaming video and downloading attachments on many networks) the team said that they were testing exaggerated levels of 2G and 3G radiation, well above the approved levels for mobile phones.
A massive study carried out by the National Institute of Health looking at the effects of cellphone radiation on rodents has brought in some very mixed results. In fact, the rats exposed to cell phone radiation actually appeared to live longer than the ones that weren't, a finding that the FDA's Shuren says the agency is assessing. The amount of radiation to which the laboratory animals were exposed included the levels emitted by cellphones millions of people use everyday.
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The US Food and Drug Administration's Center for Devices and Radiological Health issued its own response to the draft study, saying people still have no reason to freak out about getting cancer from too much Candy Crush. Male rats exposed to the highest levels of radiofrequency radiation had about a 6% incidence of malignant schwannomas versus none in the control groups. Interestingly, the babies developed to be normal sized and did not show any other developmental defects.
Miller MD, a longtime advisor to the World Health Organization and senior advisor to Environmental Health Trust (EHT) has issued a statement that the recently released findings from the $25 NIH/NIEHS National Toxicology Program (NTP) cell phone radiofrequency radiation carcinogenicity studies combined with human epidemiology studies "conclusively confirms that radiofrequency radiation is a category 1 human carcinogen". The Environmental Working Group's Olga Naidenko, a senior science adviser, for instance, in a news release said the study "should raise alarms for policymakers and awareness for all Americans".
The findings add to years of research meant to help settle the debate over whether cellphone radiation is harmful.
"Fortunately, since then, there have been hundreds of studies from which to draw a wealth of information about these technologies which have come to play an important role in our everyday lives". But two government studies released on Friday, one in rats and one in mice, suggest that if there is any risk, it is small, health officials have said. "Based on this current information, we believe the current safety limits for cellphones are acceptable for protecting the public health".
The CTIA had a different interpretation, pointing out that when partial results of the same study were released in 2016 numerous global and US health organizations "maintained their long-standing conclusion that the scientific evidence shows no known health risk due to the [radio-frequency] energy emitted by cellphones".