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Experts Respond: IARC – Cellphones “Possibly Carcinogenic to Humans”

John Kerr posted in on June 1st, 2011.

The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), a subsidiary of the World Health Organization, has released a monograph classifying exposure to mobile phones as “possibly carcinogenic to humans”, or in Group 2B by their classification system. They found that wireless phone use may increase the risk of glioma, a malignant brain cancer. The official […]

Cancer risk test for smokers could be offered at pharmacies

Dacia Herbulock posted in on March 10th, 2011.

A scientist who helped develop a cheek swab genetic test for lung cancer risk is calling for it to be subsidised for smokers. In a submission to the Smoke-free Environments (Controls and Enforcement) Amendment Bill, Auckland University Associate Professor of Medicine and Molecular Genetics Robert Young weighed in with support for the $150 test to be […]

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