Scientists and researchers say clear evidence shows radiation from cellphones causes cancer in rats

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The study was published by scientists at the National Toxicology Program. The final report confidently links cellphone radiation and some tumors in male rats.

Scientists and researchers are now claiming there is clear evidence that radiation from cellphones causes cancer in rats. These claims aren’t anything new as the subject of cellphone radiation has been going on for years now. The Wall Street Journal says it’s still unclear what the findings of this newly concluded study means for humans.

The study was published by scientists at the National Toxicology Program. The final report confidently links cellphone radiation and some tumors in male rats. The group had already published a draft study earlier this year. The study also claims there is “some evidence” of tumors in the brains and adrenal glands of the male rat subjects.

In female rats and male and female mice, the link between cancers and exposure to cellphone radiation was less clear, the researchers said. One surprising finding in the study was that exposed male rats lived longer and had a significant reduction in a type of kidney disease.

John Bucher, a senior scientist at the NTP, warned on a call that the exposure used on rodents in the study was “not directly comparable to the exposures that humans typically experience when using a cellphone.”

This particular study centered around the radio frequencies used in 2G and 3G cellphones. The rats were exposed to radiation at a higher level than what humans experience when using a cellphone. The study has been ongoing since 1999 when the FDA requested the NTP conduct the study. Future research is going to start looking at 4G and 5G technologies and the affects those technologies have on humans.

For now, it seems the NTP confirms that male rats do exhibit cancerous tumors when exposed to higher than normal levels of cellphone radiation. But the information gleaned in this study still doesn’t clarify what that means for humans. So the debate and the research will continue.

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