Recently the Interphone Study Group, a 10-year, 13-nation scientific collaboration wrapped up a study on cell phones without determining conclusively whether link exists between cell phone use and head and neck tumors. That said, some some findings suggest that specific heavy users, like teens and other users who use their wireless devices at least 30 minutes every day for 10 years, might face increased risk of certain forms of brain cancer.
Agency officials said in a press release that the majority of people investigated in the Interphone study used cell phones an average of just 2 to 2.5 hours per month and 100 hours over their lifetimes and according to the Pew Internet and American Life Project, in 2008, 71 percent of American children between 12 and 17 years old, owned cell phones.
Basically, IF cell phones pose a danger, many people are at risk because a lot of us are on our cells a lot.
Environmental Working Group believes in acting first, regardless of the study outcome, Interphone study’s found inconclusively, yet troubling findings which EWG believes should move governments around the world to adopt right-to-know requirements so customers can see how much radiation various wireless devices emit at the point of sale.
International researchers suspect that phones with lower emissions are safer than phones with high-emission phones so this would be an easy packaging note. Cell phone makers could list emissions on their devices so consumers have a heads up.
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