Tag - Interphone
The frequently contradicting studies on cellphones producing cancer leaned against such a verdict late Thursday after the publication of a Danish study. A very large 358,403-person, 18-year Institute of Cancer Epidemiology project in the British Medical Journal showed 356 instances of gilomas (brain cancer variants) and 846 central nervous system cancers, the same ratio as for those who didn't have a cellphone at all. Not all users had the the same use, but even those who had a cellphone for a long time, up to 13 years, showed no increased rate.
The scientific journal Environmental Health Perspectives has published a reexamination of medical studies that has cast doubt on claims that cellphones cause cancer. Partly contradicting a WHO study from May that raised the possibility of a health risk, the study argued that the proof was "increasingly against" a link between frequent cellphone use and brain tumors. The WHO's report was simply trying to classify what kind of risk might exist and not the actual likelihood of an illness, EHP said.
The CTIA on Friday sued the city of San Francisco in a bid to stop a mandatory radiation warning law. The carrier-run organization claims that the city is overstepping its boundaries and that only the FCC has the "exclusive and comprehensive" authority to determine how radiation is displayed. The CTIA insisted that San Francisco's decision to show the SAR radiation levels for all phones was misleading, as it gave the impression certain phones were safer without definitive scientific proof.
San Francisco late Tuesday passed its proposed cellphone radiation law in a move that could impact how the devices are sold in the city. Under the new rules, stores will be required to show the Specific Absorption Rate (SAR) of radiation next to phones they sell with a clearly readable 11-point or larger font. The rules are cast not as an attempt to discourage phone use but to help those who were already looking for SAR levels as a factor.