Scientists: No evidence now that cell phones cause cancer

| 1/16/2004

Truckers calling home can worry a little less about their health – a group of scientists in England says there is no evidence that cell phones cause cancer.

The announcement came in a release from the National Radiological Protection Board in Great Britain.

“The biological and epidemiological evidence does not suggest cancer causation, in particular from mobile phone use, nor any other adverse health effect from radiofrequency exposures at levels below guidelines,” the scientists said in the release.

However, the scientists did hedge a little, saying that since cell phones haven’t been in use for very long, there is still a possibility of health effects. Additional study is necessary to determine the long-term risks, they said.

According to the Land Line Readers Survey, 88 percent of truckers have a cell phone.