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November 2, 2018

Federal agencies disagree on cellphone risk

  • One agency says a study shows cellphone radiation causes cancer in rats. The other says don't worry.
  • By LAURAN NEERGAARD and SETH BORENSTEIN
    Associated Press

    WASHINGTON — Two U.S. government agencies are giving conflicting interpretations of a safety study on cellphone radiation: One says it causes cancer in rats. The other says there's no reason for people to worry.

    No new research was issued Thursday. Instead, the National Toxicology Program dialed up its concerns about a link to heart and brain cancer from a study of male rats that was made public last winter.


     
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