Could long-term exposure to cell phone radiation cause harm? The jury is still out, so EWG brings you the latest on the science, regulatory action and tips to reduce exposure.
The wireless communications industry is rushing to blanket the nation with next-generation networks whose health effects are unknown. Despite studies linking radiation from existing networks to cancer in lab animals, the Federal Communications Commission and state legislators are bowing to industry lobbyists and clearing the way for the new networks.Read More
EWG submits comments on the peer review of the National Toxicology Program's draft technical reports on cellphone radio-frequency radiation.Read More
Laboratory animals exposed to cellphone radiation developed heart and brain tumors similar to the types seen in some studies of human cellphone users, according to an Italian study published todayRead More
EWG submits comments on the National Toxicology Program's draft technical reports on cellphone radio-frequency radiation. EWG finds that these studies are relevant to human health, and increase the level of concern for the cancer-causing effects of cellphone radiation and the potential impact of this radiation on children’s health.Read More
Data from the largest-ever study of cellphone radiation effects, released today by the federal National Toxicology Program, confirms evidence that cellphone radiation increases the risk of cancer in humans and may harm children’s health.
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This week, California officially issued groundbreaking guidelines advising cell phone users to keep phones away from their bodies and limit use when reception is weak.Read More
The cellphone industry is pushing laws to take away local governments’ rights to decide whether or where to allow facilities for high-speed wireless networks that use a technology whose health effects have not been studied.Read More
In April, the city of Berkeley, Calif., won a major decision in a federal appeals court, allowing the city to go forward with its ordinance requiring cellphone retailers to provide consumers with information about safe cellphone use. The court denied a request by the the mobile phone industry's lobby, CTIA-The Wireless Association, which had fought the city’s attempts to educate its citizens.Read More
Under a court order, last week California public health officials released draft guidelines advising cell phone users to keep phones away from their bodies, use speaker phone and limit use.Read More
You never leave home without it. You might even be holding it right now: your cell phone. But could this essential device be harming your health?
The radiation emitted from wireless devices could cause brain cancer, according to a multi-year study from the federal National Toxicology Program. The results appear to confirm human evidence used by the World Health Organization that declared cell phone radiation a possible carcinogen.
When I bought my first iPhone 3G, one of the first things I did was research the best (and cutest) cases on the market. Even though I had worked on the issues of cell phone radiation and transparency, it never crossed my mind that a case could affect my exposure.Read More
Belgium recently adopted new cell phone regulations that bar mobile phone models designed for, and marketed to children ages 7 and younger. Under Belgium’s new rules, slated to take effect next March, cell phone retailers will be required to disclose phones’ maximum emission levels, known as specific absorption rates, or SAR, at the point of sale. Belgium becomes the latest in a rapidly lengthening list of nations to attempt to shield children from too much cell phone radiation and to inform everyone about the risks of exposure to these emissions. At least a dozen other nations have taken steps to protect children from cell phone radiation.Read More
A series of studies quietly published over the last five years show that cell phone network technologies affect radiation exposure as much as the phone design itself.Read More
Citing the soaring number of wireless devices in the hands of children,
long-standing flaws in federal cell phone radiation standards and new
science raising questions about cell phone safety, 12 public health and
consumer groups are calling on the government to revamp the standards to
better protect both young people and adults.
Citing the soaring number of wireless devices in the hands of children, long-standing flaws in federal cell phone radiation standards and new science raising questions about cell phone safety, 12 public health and consumer groups are calling on the government to revamp the standards to better protect both young people and adults.Read More