Peer review scientific panel strengthens confidence of an association between heart and brain cancers in large scale animal study on cell phone radiation.
Scientists concluded their three day peer review of a $25 Million US government National Toxicology Program (NTP) study on cell phone radiation and strengthened conclusions regarding the association between the development of heart and brain cancers and exposure to cell phone radiation.
The peer review panel voted that the malignant schwannoma tumors found in the heart of male rats be considered “clear evidence of carcinogenicity” and that the malignant gliomas found in the brain of male rats be considered “some evidence of carcinogenicity.” In addition, they voted that the tumors of the adrenal medulla in male rats exposed to GSM radiation be considered “some evidence of carcinogenicity.” The panel also highlighted the statistically significant increases in an unusual pattern of cardiomyopathy, or damage to heart tissue, in exposed male and female rats. The expert panel recommended changes to the NTP draft report regarding the changing of a total of seven health effects increasing the study conclusions regarding strength of evidence. In addition to the heart and brain cancers, statistically significant increases in the tumors were found in other organs at one or more of the exposure levels studied, including the prostate gland, pituitary gland, adrenal gland, liver, and pancreas.
“What should happen now is the FDA should be immediately working on developing a quantitative risk assessment from this data and in the meantime the FDA, FCC and other agencies NCI should promote precautionary measures for the population- especially for children,” stated Ronald Melnick PHD, who lead the design of the NTP study in his 28 year career as a scientist at the National Toxicology Program
“Enough is enough, how many more deaths would be needed before serious action is taken. Over the past 15 years more and more data have been accumulating. Today the external peer reviewers of the National Toxicology Program voted to increase the level of evidence for the causal role of radiofrequency radiation for several tumors and other negative health effects. It’s time for action,“ stated Dr. Annie Sasco MD, DrPH, former Chief of Research Unit of Epidemiology for Cancer Prevention at the International Agency for Research on Cancer of the World Health Organization and medical advisor to Environmental Health Trust (EHT).
“This animal evidence, together with the extensive human evidence, coupled with the rising incidence of brain cancers in young people in the USA, conclusively confirms that radiofrequency radiation is a category 1 human carcinogen,” stated Anthony Miller MD, University of Toronto Dalla Lana School of Public Health Professor Emeritus, Member of the Royal Colleges of Physicians of Canada and the UK, and medical advisor to EHT who is also a long-term advisor to the World Health Organization.
“The peer reviewers took their charge seriously and reviewed the data in a transparent process. This major US government study, in addition to the Ramazzini study, provide the scientific evidence governments need to take swift action to protect the public,” stated Theodora Scarato, Executive Director of EHT.
New Studies Link Cell Phone Radiation with Cancer, Scientific American March 29, 2018
“Can your cellphone cause cancer? Scientists find definitive link in study of rats” The News and Observer March 28, 2018
The Nation: How Big Wireless Made Us Think That Cell Phones Are Safe: A Special Investigation: The disinformation campaign—and massive radiation increase—behind the 5G rollout. By Mark Hertsgaard and Mark Dowie, The Nation, March 29, 2018