US Government Study Finds Link Between Cellphone Radiation and Cancer in Rats

According to a variety of news outlets, the U.S. National Toxicology Program (NTP) is expected to issue a public announcement stating that cell phone radiation presents a cancer risk for humans. This follows its recently completed cell phone radiation study that showed statistically significant increases in cancer among rats that had been exposed to GSM or CDMA signals for two-years.

This is by far—far and away—the most carefully done cell phone bioassay, a biological assessment. This is a classic study that is done for trying to understand cancers in humans, – – Christopher Portier, retired head of NTP

The findings come from a $25 million study that was conducted over two and a half years by the National Toxicology Program of the US government.  The study showed that male rats exposed to two types of RF radiation were significantly more likely than unexposed rats to develop a type of brain cancer called a glioma.  These rats also had a higher chance of developing the rare, malignant form of tumor known as a schwannoma of the heart.

Christopher Portier, a retired head of NTP who helped launch the study and still sometimes works for the federal government as a consultant scientist is quoted as saying:  “There will have to be a lot of work after this to assess if it causes problems in humans, but the fact that you can do it in rats will be a big issue. It actually has me concerned, and I’m an expert.”

Coverage on this report is mounting quickly.  Please see the following sources for the initial articles.

Media Coverage of Cell Phone Radiation Cancer Link:

Consumer ReportsGovernment Study Finds Link Between Cell Phones and Cancer in Rats

FOX NEWS HEALTHGovernment Study Links Cellphone Radiation to Cancer in Rats

MicroWaveNewsCell Phone Radiation Boosts Cancer Rates in Animals;$25 Million NTP Study Finds Brain Tumors

Mother Jones“Game-Changing” Study Links Cellphone Radiation to Cancer

NBC NewsA Possible Cellphone Link to Cancer? A Rat Study Launches New Debate

Scientific AmericanMajor Cell Phone Radiation Study Reignites Cancer Questions

SCIENCEQuestions Abound After Study Links Tumors to Cellphone Radiation

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Government Study Finds Link Between Cell Phones and Cancer in Rats