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Report: Cellphones Don't Cause Cancer

Fears of cellphones causing cancer may be unwarranted. According to a report released today by the Mobile Telecommunications and Health Research (MTHR) Programme, the United Kingdom’s largest research program on the possible health risks of mobile technology, there is no evidence of adverse health effects—such as increased risk of leukemia or early childhood development of cancer—from radio waves emitted by cellphones or cellphone towers. The report, based on multiple lab and epidemiological studies, concludes MTHR’s in-depth, 11-year analysis.

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