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National Toxicology Program Finds Cell Phone Radiation Causes Cancer
12 sept. 2017
Scientists from the National Toxicology Program presented their data on the genotoxicity of cell phone
radiation in rats and mice at the annual meeting of the Environmental Mutagenesis and Genomics
Society held in Raleigh, North Carolina from September 9-13, 2017.
Male and female rats and mice were exposed to 2G cell phone radiation, either CDMA or GSM, for 18 hours
per day in 10 minute intervals. The rats were exposed to cell phone radiation at 1.5, 3, or 6 W/kg specific
absorption rate (SAR) for 19 weeks from gestation day 5. The mice were exposed to radiation at
2.5, 5, or 10 W/kg SAR for 13 weeks from postnatal day 5.
DNA damage was assessed in three brain regions, in liver cells and in blood leukocytes using the comet
assay. Chromosomal damage was assessed in peripheral blood erythrocytes using the micronucleus assay.
DNA damage was significantly increased:
. in the frontal cortex of male mice from either CDMA or GSM cell phone radiation exposure,
. in peripheral leukocytes of female mice from CDMA exposure, and
. in the hippocampus of male rats from CDMA exposure.
There were no significant increases in micronucleated red blood cells in rats or mice.
The authors concluded that, ''exposure to RFR radio frequency radiation has the potential to induce
measurable DNA damage under certain exposure conditions.''
Here is the abstract for this presentation.
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