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WHO: Cell phone use can increase possible cancer risk

In May 2011, The World Health Organization labeled cell phone as possibly causing cancer after a team of 31 scientists from 14 countries reviewed published studies on cell phone safety. The team found some evidence of an increase in two forms of brain cancer for mobile phone users.

Cell phone radiation is like a low-powered microwave oven.

“What microwave radiation does … is similar to [cooking] food in microwaves, essentially cooking the brain,” said Keith Black, MD, and Chairman of Neurology at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. “So in addition … development of cancer and tumors, there could be a whole host of other effects like … memory function….”