President’s Cancer Panel Recommends Precaution with Cell Phones and Wireless Technologies


The President’s Cancer Panel reported on Thursday, May 6, 2010 that “the true burden of environmentally induced cancers has been grossly underestimated” and named cell phones and other wireless technologies as potential causes of cancer that demand further research and precaution.

In its recommendations to the President, the panel stated “Methods for long-term monitoring and quantification of electromagnetic energy exposures related to cell phones and wireless technologies are urgently needed given the escalating use of these devices by larger and younger segments of the population and the higher radiofrequencies newer devices produce. “

In this article about the panel’s report from Environmental Health News (http://snurl.com/w1788) Dr. Ted Schettler, Director of the Science and Environmental Health Network explains “Another sensitive issue raised in the report was the risk of brain cancer from cell phones. Scientists are divided on whether there is a link. Until more research is conducted, the panel recommended that people reduce their usage by making fewer and shorter calls, using hands-free devices so that the phone is not against the head and refraining from keeping a phone on a belt or in a pocket. Even if cell phones raise the risk of cancer slightly, so many people are exposed that it could be a large public health burden.”

Click Here to Download the Full Report by the President’s Cancer Panel

Click Here to Download the High Impact White Paper, “Cell Phones and Brain Tumors: 15 Reasons for Concern” (Aug 29, 2009)

Click Here for the CBS Evening News Report on the President’s Cancer Panel Report

Click Here to Read the Environmental Health News Article on the President’s Cancer Panel Report


Environmental causes of cancer were very well documented in the 2007 book by Devra Davis, PhD, “The Secret History of the War on Cancer”

Click Here for “The Secret History of the War on Cancer” by Devra Davis, PhD

Click Here for Devra Davis, PhD Testimony to President’s Cancer Panel

Click Here for the Campaign for Safer Cell Phones – Facebook Site and Briefing Book

Recent Articles of Note:

GQ February 2010 Article “Warning: Your Cell Phone May Be Hazardous to Your Health”

Men’s Health Article “Cellphone Risks and Radiation – Is Your Life On the Line?”

Harper’s April 2010 Article “FOR WHOM THE CELL TOLLS: Why your phone may (or may not) be killing you”