FDA Probes Cell Phone Safety

I thought it was interesting that it took the FDA all this time to decide that mobile phones may need to be examined closer. I say this as the studies have been going back and forth for sometime now.

The Food and Drug Administration said on Thursday it will review wireless phone safety following a recently published study that raised concerns about a heightened risk of brain cancer.

Swedish researchers said last month the use of cellular phones over a long period of time can raise the risk of brain tumors. Their findings contradict a number of earlier studies and are “difficult to interpret,” the FDA said in comments posted on its website.

Still, the agency said it “plans to convene a meeting in the near future to evaluate research conducted to date in this area and identify gaps in knowledge that warrant additional research.”

It also will continue to monitor studies for possible health problems stemming from exposure to radio frequency energy.

The researchers at the Swedish National Institute for Working Life compared data from 2,200 cancer patients and an equal number of healthy patients. Source: Wired News

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