For Immediate Release:Friday, May 27, 2016
Contact:Robin Mackar919-541-0073[email protected]
Newswise — Media Telebriefing: NTP Cell Phone Radiofrequency Radiation Study: Partial Release of Findings
The associate director of the National Toxicology Program (NTP) will provide an update and answer questions about a series of rodent studies on potential cancer risks from cell phone radiofrequency radiation. NTP is releasing a report of its findings in rats. These findings are available at http://www.biorxiv.org/content/early/2016/05/26/055699. The report is titled, “Report of Partial Findings From the National Toxicology Program Carcinogenesis Studies of Cell Phone Radiofrequency Radiation in Hsd: Sprague Dawley SD Rats (Whole Body Exposure).” Studies in mice are still underway.
NTP is an interagency program of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services headquartered at the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), part of the National Institutes of Health.
John Bucher, Ph.D. Associate Director, National Toxicology Program (NTP)
Michael Wyde, Ph.D.NTP Study Director
Noon EDT, Friday, May 27, 2016
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