Do cell phones cause brain cancer?
The answer by many experts is a “YES”. One expert in the field Joel M. Moskowitz, Director of the Center for Family and Community Health at the University of California at Berkeley says that “It’s looking increasingly likely that cellular phones (mostly smartphones these days) are harmful in terms of cancer risk, particularly to the head and neck.” A panel of 31 expert scientists from 14 different countries echoed this view and classified radiofrequency electromagnetic fields as “possibly carcinogenic to humans.” Why are the experts taking this view. The answer is “Glioma”- the most common form of brain cancer. Cell phone emissions were also strongly linked with another type of tumor, benign acoustic neuromas.
Since 2011 new independent studies , not funded by the wireless industry were conducted. 70% of the independent studies pointed out that cell phone radiation are very likely to cause brain cancer. Henry Lai, a professor at the University of Washington analyzed all available studies on cell phone radiation. He downright dismisses doubting Thomasses. “Even if you accept all the industry studies, you still end up with 50-50,” Lai says “How could 50 percent all be garbage? People always start with the statement ‘hundreds of studies have been done on this topic, and no effect has been found’ — but this is a very misleading statement.”
Another potentially telling revelation is that the industry can’t get product liability insurance for mobile devices. Some people within the insurance industry feel that there’s a real risk of a wave of lawsuits related to brain tumors and other conditions caused by cell phones over the next couple of decades. Insurance giant the Swiss Re Group included “unforeseen consequences of electromagnetic fields” in its Emerging Risk Insights report. “Governments are flying blind on this, they’re either ignorant or they’re in denial,” Moskowitz says. “In part it’s ignorance, but in part they’re getting pressure from an industry that dwarfs big tobacco. It’s just too profitable, a sizeable portion of your cell phone bill goes to governments in fees or taxes.”