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Subject: Breaking News: Cellphones are possibly carcinogenic to human's,
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Breaking News Alert: Cellphones are possibly carcinogenic to human's, agency
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May 31, 2011 12:50:21 PM
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An international panel of experts says cellphones are possibly carcinogenic
to humans after reviewing details from dozens of published studies.

The statement was issued in Lyon, France, on Tuesday by the International
Agency for Research on Cancer after a weeklong meeting of experts. They
reviewed possible links between cancer and the type of electromagnetic
radiation found in cellphones, microwaves and radar.

The agency is the cancer arm of the World Health Organization and the
assessment now goes to WHO and national health agencies for possible
guidance on cellphone use.

The group classified cellphones in category 2B, meaning they are possibly
carcinogenic to humans. Other substances in that category include the
pesticide DDT and gasoline engine exhaust.


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