After conducting a study, male rats showed a small increase in a kind of heart tumor after they had been exposed to an enormous amount of cellphone radiation. However, experts say that those reports are to be regarded as farce because those rats had already been bathed in more radiation than any cellphone user would ever undergo.
There have been consistent concerns regarding the issue of getting cancer from cellphones (especially brain cancer), since our phones are most of the time close to our faces. Although it is true that cellphones emit radiation, but the radiation is that of a radiofrequency which is way lower in energy capacity than the ionizing radiation you could get from an X-ray or nuclear fallout. It is ionizing radiation that leads to DNA damage and then eventually cancer. However, the radiofrequency does not work that way and recent findings serve as proof to that.
One of the studies reports that male rats exposed to very high levels of radiofrequency radiation grew tumors around their hearts. Female rats exposed to the radiation didn’t, and neither male nor female mice showed obvious health problems in a second study. Neither study turned up clear evidence that radiofrequency radiation causes brain tumors, although the researchers are continuing to investigate. The studies are drafts that haven’t yet been reviewed by outside scientists.
One of the studies reports that male rats open to very high levels of radiofrequency grew tumours around their hearts but the female rats didn’t and after a second study, neither male nor female mice showed any noticeable health problems. As a result, neither of the studies show a vivid evidence that radiofrequency radiation causes brain tumours or not although investigations are still on. Nevertheless, the studies are yet drafts that have not been reviewed by external scientists.
While the Federal Communication Commission (FCC) regulates the amount of radiofrequency radiation that comes from your phone, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) determines if those limits are safe. Based on the result the FDA got from the National Toxicology Program (NTP), a division within the National Institutes of Health, after the NTP investigated, the FDA maintains that the radiation from cellphones are still safe and this is in accordance with a statement made by the director of the FDA’s Centre for Devices and Radiological Health.