Controversial FDA Claim Of No Evidence To Link Cellphones And Cancer
A new review by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) says it has found "no quantifiable adverse health effects in humans caused by exposures at or under the current cell phone exposure limits”, based on the review of several studies conducted between 2008 and 2019
FDA also said that it was significant to understand the effects of cell phones on human health in a world cruising towards 5G. Last year in August, Federal Communications Commission (FCC) chairman Ajit Pai deemed 5G to be safe, after concerns across the world that it could cause tumors or cancer. Critics of the FDA report say the problem with animal studies is that they don’t mimic how humans actually use their phones and it can’t relied upon without robust and conclusive research. In 2011, the World Health Organisation(WHO) along with the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) classified all radiofrequency radiation (of which mobile signals are a part) as “possibly carcinogenic”. In January 2020, Bloomberg reported that a municipality in Switzerland blocked telcos to build masts to broadcast 5G after locals cited health risk from the towers’ electromagnetic radiation. Even though the FDA insists that 5G is safe, it has urged researchers to continue studying the effects of cell phones on humans.