NZ Herald/NZPA: Study rules out phone tower link to cancer

UK researchers have found no evidence linking a pregnant woman’s exposure to radiation from cellphone towers to the development of early childhood cancer.

The study, the largest of its kind, has been praised by scientists who say that it should lay to rest public debate on the issue.

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“Fears that “tiny amounts of radio-frequency energy” could affect unborn children were based on “poor scientific literacy” and the hypothesis was always unlikely, Dr Black said.

“”It is time to regard this matter as settled and apply scarce public health research funding to real issues where there is at least prima facie evidence of an actual problem.” Senior adviser at the National Radiation Laboratory based in Christchurch, Martin Gledhill, agreed with Dr Black’s assessment and said the study was a great improvement on previous studies which were too small to make conclusions.”