Long-Awaited National U.S. Study Finds Increased Cancer from Cell Phones

Public health advisory expected regarding increased tumors in animals paralleling those of humans

Article ID: 654344

Released: 26-May-2016 10:05 AM EDT

Source Newsroom: Environmental Health Trust

Newswise — According to new report from Microwave News, the U.S. National Toxicology Program (NTP) has found increased rates of rare cancers of the heart and brain in animals exposed to cell phone radiation in a long-awaited multi-million dollar two-year study. The report can be found here: http://biorxiv.org/content/early/2016/05/26/055699

Christopher Portier, former Director of the National Toxicology Program noted, “This is the best designed animal study ever conducted on this topic.”

Ron Melnick, who led the original NTP study design team, confirmed information leaked by unnamed sources at the National Institute of Health familiar with the study, “The experiment has been done and, after extensive reviews, the consensus is that the same tumors increased in animals that have also been found in some human studies.”

“This is extremely powerful evidence,” stated Robert Morris MD PhD, Environmental Health Trust (EHT) Senior Medical Advisor. “For more than two decades, many have dismissed cancer risks from cell phones because conventional understanding of the effect of microwaves would suggest there is no mechanism for this to occur. That argument is officially dead.”

Evidence has mounted since 2011, when the World Health Organization’s International Agency for Research on Cancer deemed radiation from cell phones and other wireless transmitting devices a “possible human carcinogen.” Added EHT President Devra Davis PhD MPH, “Every compound known to cause cancer in humans also produces it in animals when well studied. We have to stop experimenting on ourselves and our children and start a vigorous discussion of what we can do right now to prevent a potential public health disaster while we still have time to do so.”

Melnick also told Microwave News, “These data redefine the cell phone radiation controversy. This is a major public health concern.”

A PDF of the report can be viewed here: http://biorxiv.org/content/biorxiv/early/2016/05/26/055699.full.pdf

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Devra Lee Davis, PhD MPHFounder and President of Environmental Health Trust founded non-profit Environmental Health Trust in 2007 in Teton County, Wyoming to provide basic research and education about environmental health hazards and promote constructive policies locally, nationally and internationally. Currently Visiting Professor of Medicine at The Hebrew University Hadassah Medical School, Jerusalem, Israel, and Ondokuz Mayis University Medical School, Samsun, Turkey, Dr. Davis lectures at University of California, San Francisco and Berkeley, Dartmouth, Georgetown, Harvard, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and major universities in India, Australia, Finland, and elsewhere. She was Founding Director, Center for Environmental Oncology, University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute, and Professor of Epidemiology at the Graduate School of Public Health (2004-2010). She has also served as a Distinguished Visiting Professor at the London School of Hygiene (2002-03) and Tropical Medicine, and at the Yeshiva University, New York (1995-96), and as a Visiting Professor at Mt.Sinai School of Medicine (1983-2010), Oberlin College (2000-2001) and Carnegie Mellon University (1999-2004). An award-winning scientist and writer, Davis’ work has appeared in more than a dozen languages. She was designated a National Book Award Finalist for When Smoke Ran Like Water (2002, Basic Books). Her most recent book, Disconnect, selected by TIME magazine as a top pick in 2010, received the Silver Medal from Nautilus Books for courageous investigation for the paperback edition in 2013, which was identified by Project Censored as “the news that didn’t make the news,” and is the subject of multi-media international policy-making attention–including special editions recently released in India and Australia. Dr. Davis is a Fellow of the American College of Epidemiology. Her complete bio can be viewed here: http://www.ehtrust.org/about/dr-devra-davis/

Anthony B. Miller, MD, FRCP, FRCP(C), FHPHM, FACE, holds the position of Professor Emeritus at the University of Toronto’s Dalla Lana School of Public Health. He specializes in cancer epidemiology and has served as chair of the Scientific Council of the World Health Organization’s International Agency for Research on Cancer in Lyon, France. His medical career has spanned over six decades with a focus on evaluating cancer screening programs and the impact of nutrition, radiation, and occupation on cancer etiology and control.Dr. Miller is an expert advisor to the World Health Organization and Chairman of National Academy of Sciences Committee of Epidemiology.

Robert D. Morris, M.D., PhD, M.S. is an environmental epidemiologist and the senior medical advisor to the Environmental Health Trust. He has taught at Tufts University School of Medicine, Harvard University School of Public Health, and the Medical College of Wisconsin and has served as an advisor to the EPA, CDC, NIH and the President’s Cancer Panel. His work has been featured in the New York Times and the London Times, and on Dateline NBC and the BBC. His first book, The Blue Death, received a Nautilus Gold Award and was named one of the Best Consumer Health Books of 2007 by the American Library Association. He lives in Seattle, WA.


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