National Toxicology Program – Cell Phone Radiation Study

1st November 2018 –  Final Report 

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Clear Evidence of Carcinogenicity

“Given the widespread global usage of mobile communications among users of all ages, even a very small increase in the incidence of disease resulting from exposure to [radio-frequency radiation] could have broad implications for public health.”  NTP Report on Cell Phones and Carcinogenicity

The National Toxicology Program (NTP), which cost $25 million dollars and took  10 years to complete, concluded there is clear evidence that male rats exposed to high levels of radio frequency radiation (RFR) like that used in 2G and 3G cell phones developed cancerous heart tumours.
The NTP found what it calls “clear evidence” that these two different types of cell phone signals  increased the incidence of malignant tumors in the hearts of male rats over the course of the two-year study. Higher incidences of brain and adrenal tumours were also seen.
The Study did not include frequencies from 4G, wifi, or 5G radiation.  We are now exposed to an increased mix of 2G, 3G, 4G, 4G+ and Wifi pulsed radiation frequencies globally.  5G technology is being rolled out over the next few years.

What did the studies find?

The NTP studies found that high exposure to RFR used by cell phones was associated with:

  • An increase in tumors of the heart (schwannomas), brain (malignant gliomas) and  adrenal gland (pheochromocytomas)
  • Increases in other organ tumors compared to controls (not statistically significant but noteworthy) for pancreas, prostate, pituitary, liver and lung
  • DNA damage in rodents
  • Cardiomyopathy similar to aging
  • Adverse perinatal effects in some groups

Related Articles and Press Releases:

June 2020 – Regarding ICNIRP’S Evaluation of the National Toxicology Program’s Carcinogenicity Studies on Radiofrequency Electromagnetic Fields – R Melnick

Cell Phone Radiation Leads to Cancer, Says U.S. NTP in Final Report. Rats Developed Rare Heart Tumor.  Cancer Link Was Once Thought Impossible –  Microwave News

Clear Evidence of Carcinogenicity – Physicians for Safe Technology

Brain Cancer #1 for Children 15-19 yrs While FDA Minimizes Risk From Conclusive NIH Study. NTP architect insists the FDA is misleading the public – Risk of Brain Tumors is Real  PR NewsWire & US Brain Tumour Association

NTP Cell Phone Radiation Study: Final Report –  Safer EMR

“Clear Evidence of Cancer” from Cell Phone Radiation: U.S. National Toxicology Program Releases Final Report on Animal Study  –   SB Wired  

Major American Study Clear Evidence Links Cell Phone Waves To Cancer In Animals – Phonegate Alert

FDA Hides Clear Evidence of Cancer Risk & DNA Damage From Wireless Radiation – US Brain Tumor  PRNewsWire

 Major US study links cell phone radiation to cancer –  EMF Safety Network

High Exposure to Radio Frequency Radiation Associated With Cancer in Male Rats –  National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences

Clear Evidence of Cancer from Cell Phone Radiation. US National Toxicology Program Releases Final Animal Study – Environmental Health Trust 

Statement By Ronald Melnick PhD On The National Toxicology Program Final Reports On Cell Phone Radiation – Environmental Health Trust

Landmark Federal Study: ‘Clear Evidence’ Linking Cellphone Radiation to Cancer – EWG Environmental Working Group

Study: Cellphone Radiation Links to Cancer in Male Rats – Public News Service 

“Clear Evidence” of Mobile Phone Radiation Link to Cancers in Rats, US Health Agency Concludes –   Independent Newspaper UK

Scientists Find Clear Evidence Cellphones Can Cause Cancer in Rats – The Wall Street Journal

Study Finds ‘Clear Evidence’ Linking Cellphone Radiation to Tumors in Rats – The Epoch Times

Cell phones ARE linked to cancer, landmark study finds: Results show ‘clear evidence’ of tumor growth after repeated exposure to radiation – Daily Mail UK

April 2018 –  Electromagnetic Radiation Safety – National Toxicology Program: Peer & public review of cell phone radiation study 

March 2018 – National Toxicology Program Finds Cell Phone Radiation Causes Cancer

March 2018 – “Clear Evidence Of Cancer” Concludes U.S. National Toxicology Program Expert Panel On Cell Phone Radiation                                               

March 2018 – World’s Largest Animal Study On Cell Tower Radiation Confirms Cancer Link