• 20 APR 13
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    IARC Releases RF Cancer Monograph

    Source: Louis Slesin, Microwave News

    Today, the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) released
    the rationale for its designation of RF radiation as a possible human
    cancer agent.

    Excerpt:

    The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) has released its detailed evaluation of the cancer risks associated with RF radiation, which serves as the rationale for designating RF as a possible human carcinogen.

    The IARC monograph comes close to two years after an invited panel of experts from 14 countries reached this conclusion following an eight-day meeting at IARC headquarters in Lyon, France (see our report).

    An electronic copy of the 430-page document is available at no cost from IARC. A paper copy will be available soon.

    The basis for IARC designation of RF as a Class 2B carcinogen is summed up in one sentence: “Positive associations have been observed between exposure to radiofrequency radiation from wireless phones and glioma and acoustic neuroma” (p.421). Those associations with brain tumors and tumors of the acoustic nerve were observed by the Interphone study group and Lennart Hardell’s team in Sweden.

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    Details at:
    http://microwavenews.com/short-takes-archive/iarc-publishes-rf-cancer-review

    Best,

    Louis Slesin

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