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Mobile phone fertility impacts – experts respond

John Kerr posted in on June 12th, 2014.

New research shows men who keep a mobile phone in their trouser pocket could be inadvertently damaging their chances of becoming a father. However, independent experts question the clinical significance of the impacts found in the study. Researchers from the  University of Exeter conducted a systematic review of the findings from ten studies, including 1,492 […]

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 […]

No link between cellphone towers and early childhood cancers

Peter Griffin posted in on June 23rd, 2010.

Concerns have been raised in New Zealand and abroad about whether exposure by pregnant women to electromagnetic radiation from cellphone towers may increase their child’s risk of developing early childhood cancers such as leukaemia and brain tumours. Previous studies into such effects have failed to offer a sufficiently final response to the question.  However, a […]

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