Wednesday, June 01, 2011

Cellphone Use May Raise Cancer Risk, WHO Panel Says - WSJ.com

Interesting stats from an important research domain

Combining all the different types of evidence, it's "hard to see how you come to a conclusion" that there's a risk, he said, adding that because the stakes are so high, the issue shouldn't be dropped. "You have to be prudent about an exposure that's so widespread and so novel," he says.

Globally, there are an estimated five billion cellphone subscriptions, the IARC said, citing data from the International Telecommunication Union. The global population is currently about 6.9 billion. The number of U.S. wireless subscribers, as counted by number of connections, was 302.9 million in December 2010, compared to 33.8 million in 1995, according to CTIA.

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Cellphone Use May Raise Cancer Risk, WHO Panel Says - WSJ.com

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