Well, actually no.
But the World Health Organization isn’t letting that stop them from adding cell phones to a list of things that don’t cause cancer but we’re going to scare you about it anyway.
Over the past eight days, a working group of 31 scientists from 14 countries reviewed the Interphone data and other studies, including a Swedish report that also found evidence of increased brain tumour risk among mobile users.
They concluded that there was “limited” evidence that wireless phones are linked to brain cancer – meaning that it could be down to chance rather than causation – and “inadequate” proof that mobiles cause other types of cancer.
So, nothing. Zip. Nada. No evidence at all that cell phones cause cancer.
Dr Jonathan Samet, chairman of the group, admitted the evidence is “still accumulating” but insisted: “The conclusion means that there could be some risk, and therefore we need to keep a close watch for a link between cell phones and cancer risk”.
In other words, “We’re still looking for evidence that will support the conclusion we already have.”
Here’s the problem: EVERYTHING emits electromagnetic radiation. (unless it’s cooled to absolute zero) Some things emit FAR more than a cell phone.
Adult Human: 50-100 watts
Cell Phone: 2 watts
Humans actually emit about a kilowatt but absorb around 900 watts from the surrounding environment. That 50 – 100 watts emitted is actually net energy loss. We absorb 450 times the energy emitted by cell phones 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
So a paltry two watts from a cell phone? Doesn’t matter at all.