“Clear Evidence” of Cancer Risk, Say Pathologists
Why Peer Reviewers and NTP Saw Same Animal Data Differently
Yes it did, no it didn’t, yes it did. Did cell phone radiation cause higher rates of cancer in rats –or not? It all depends how you look at the data.Two weeks ago, a panel of pathologists and toxicologists completed a detailed review of the National Toxicology Program’s $25 million cell phone study and decided that there was « clear evidence » that both GSM and CDMA radiation can lead a rare tumor in the heart of male rats.
This was the same conclusion that the NTP had reached in May 2016, before reversing itself two months ago.
All in all, the panel recommended that the NTP upgrade seven of its findings on cell phone cancer risks, including for brain tumors.
We went to North Carolina for the peer review meeting. In our latest story, we explain each side’s reasoning and how the panelists became convinced that the risk appears to be real.
Read it here.