Cell phones found to be "possibly carcinogenic"
And this final note. Practically since the first time one was held up to an ear, we’ve heard that cell phones might cause cancer. Well, with the caveat that still more research needs to be done, the World Health Organization today classified mobile phones as “possibly carcinogenic.” And may increase the risk for certain kinds of tumors.
The warning puts cell phones in the same category as lead and engine exhaust. Industry groups pointed out its also the same category as coffee and pickled vegetables.
Like we said — stay tuned. Maybe via speakerphone.
We’re here to help you navigate this changed world and economy.
Our mission at Marketplace is to raise the economic intelligence of the country. It’s a tough task, but it’s never been more important.
In the past year, we’ve seen record unemployment, stimulus bills, and reddit users influencing the stock market. Marketplace helps you understand it all, will fact-based, approachable, and unbiased reporting.
Generous support from listeners and readers is what powers our nonprofit news—and your donation today will help provide this essential service. For just $5/month, you can sustain independent journalism that keeps you and thousands of others informed.