Experts say cell phones are possibly carcinogenic
(AP) - An international panel of experts says cell phonesare possibly carcinogenic to humans after reviewing details fromdozens of published studies on the matter.
The statement was issued in Lyon, France, Tuesday by theInternational Agency for Research on Cancer - the cancer agency ofthe World Health Organization. The assessment by the cancer panelnow goes to WHO and national health agencies for possible guidanceon cell phone use.
Last year, results of a large study found no clear link betweencell phones and cancer.
But some advocacy groups contend the study raised seriousconcerns because it showed a hint of a possible link between veryheavy phone use and a rare but often deadly form of brain tumor.However, the numbers in that subgroup weren't sufficient to makethe case.