Pittsburgh Cancer Center Warns of Cell Phone Risks

Pittsburgh Cancer Center Warns of Cell Phone Risks
Pittsburgh cancer institute warns of cell phone-cancer risk, defying published research
By JENNIFER C. YATES and SETH BORENSTEIN Associated Press Writers
PITTSBURGH July 24, 2008 (AP)
The Associated Press
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The head of a prominent cancer research institute issued an unprecedented warning to his faculty and staff Wednesday: Limit cell phone use because of the possible risk of cancer.
The electromagnetic fields emitted by cell phones might be a cancer danger.

The warning from Dr. Ronald B. Herberman, director of the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute, is contrary to numerous studies that don’t find a link between cancer and cell phone use, and a public lack of worry by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

Herberman is basing his alarm on early unpublished data. He says it takes too long to get answers from science and he believes people should take action now — especially when it comes to children.

“Really at the heart of my concern is that we shouldn’t wait for a definitive study to come out, but err on the side of being safe rather than sorry later,” Herberman said.

No other major academic cancer research institutions have sounded such an alarm about cell phone use. But Herberman’s advice is sure to raise concern among many cell phone users and especially parents.


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One Response to “Pittsburgh Cancer Center Warns of Cell Phone Risks”

  1. Darrah Says:

    Very interesting info. Thanks for throwing this up.

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