Rodents and Radiation: What to Take Away from New Study Findings

source site By David Sampson

otis-brawley-potraits-5x7-2016 Preliminary data was released today from two rodent studies by the National Toxicology Program (NTP), to explore potential links between cell phones and cancer. The studies have found high exposure to radiofrequency radiation (RFR) resulted in tumors in tissues surrounding nerves in the hearts of male rats, but found no link in female rats nor in any mice. As is commonly done in these types of studies, researchers used exposure levels that were higher, and often far higher, than the amounts typically emitted by cell phones.

paru vendu 71 rencontre The authors say the new data does not go much further than what they reported in 2016.

see url Below are comments from enter site Otis W. Brawley, M.D., in response to the new data.

Otis W. Brawley, M.D.

a�?These draft reports are bound to create a lot of concern, but in fact they won’t change what I tell people: the evidence for an association between cell phones and cancer is weak, and so far, we have not seen a higher cancer risk in people. But if you’re concerned about this animal data, wear an earpiece.

a�?Perhaps the most important thing to take away from today’s news may be this line from the press release:

a�?The levels and duration of exposure to RFR were much greater than what people experience with even the highest level of cell phone use, and exposed the rodent’s whole bodies. go to site So, these findings should not be directly extrapolated to human cell phone usage,a�? said John Bucher, Ph.D., NTP senior scientist.

a�?The animals in this study were exposed at high levels for 9 hours per day. So while the link to some rare cancers are important, there is no reason to think this study reflects real life exposures.

a�?Dr. Bucher confirmed this in a press conference with reporters, and when asked whether the new data has changed how he uses …read more

Source:: American Cancer Society