Wednesday, June 01, 2011

Beware! Cell Phones, Coffee, Pickled Vegetables

This story really made the rounds yesterday. Here's an excerpt from a Financial Post article:

“After reviewing the available scientific evidence, it is significant that IARC (The International Agency for Research on Cancer) has concluded that RF electromagnetic fields are not a definite nor a probable human carcinogen. Rather, IARC has only concluded that it may still be possible that RF fields are carcinogenic and has identified areas for further research”, said Michael Milligan, Secretary General of the Mobile Manufacturers Forum (MMF).

“IARC have only assessed the possibility of risk not the likelihood of risk in normal use. Their assessment will now be considered by health authorities who will determine its overall impact” Mr. Milligan continued......

The rest of it is here:

Mobile manufacturers respond to IARC Classification of RF energy.

Yes, there's a possibility so we can't rule it out - that seems to be what they are saying. Certainly there will be more details released about this in the coming days.

What is really odd is that cell phone risk was placed in category 2B. That category includes 266 other carcinogenic agents including coffee and pickled vegetables.

Ya gotta love it.

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