Radiation from cell phones can possibly cause cancer, according to the World Health Organization. WHO: Cell phone use can increase possible cancer risk article tells that the agency now lists mobile phone use in the same “carcinogenic hazard” category as lead, engine exhaust and chloroform.
Before its announcement Tuesday, WHO had assured consumers that no adverse health effects had been established. The team found enough evidence to categorize personal exposure as “possibly carcinogenic to humans.”
Wireless industry responded to Tuesday’s announcement saying it “does not mean cell phones cause cancer.”
Is RF a danger to health? No one is disputing the fact the EMF and RF waves can be dangerous when they are strong enough. For example operators of powerful transmitters are RF safety. RF Safety and Amateur Radio tells some details on those issues.
Weak RF signals are not considered dangerous to humans. The level at which RF signals become harmful to humans is a hot topic of debate, and I think will stay such for a long time. Let’s stay tuned. There has been years and years of discussion on this with sometimes shocking news on dangers and then more research getting different results.