type of electromagnetic radiation
Radio waves are electromagnetic radiation with wavelengths longer than infrared light.
- The National Toxicology Program (NTP) concluded there is clear evidence that male rats exposed to high levels of radio frequency radiation (RFR) like that used in 2G and 3G cell phones developed cancerous heart tumors, according to final reports released today.
- “We believe that the link between radio frequency radiation and tumors in male rats is real, and the external experts agreed,” said Bucher.
The $30 million NTP studies took more than 10 years to complete and are the most comprehensive assessment, to date, of health effects in animals exposed to RFR with modulations used in 2G and 3G cell phones.
- John Bucher as qtd. in National Institute of Environmental Health Science, “High Exposure to Radio Frequency Radiation Associated With Cancer in Male Rats”, (November 1, 2018)
- “A major strength of our studies is that we were able to control exactly how much radio frequency radiation the animals received — something that’s not possible when studying human cell phone use, which has often relied on questionnaires,” said Michael Wyde, Ph.D., lead toxicologist on the studies.
He also noted the unexpected finding of longer lifespans among the exposed male rats. “This may be explained by an observed decrease in chronic kidney problems that are often the cause of death in older rats,” Wyde said.
- Michael Wyde as qtd. in National Institute of Environmental Health Science, “High Exposure to Radio Frequency Radiation Associated With Cancer in Male Rats”, (November 1, 2018)