New Evidence Cell phones cause Brain Cancer makes Canada's Safety Standards Out of Date

TORONTO, May 30, 2016 /CNW/ - New evidence that cell phones cause brain cancer is a game changer for Health Canada, said Frank Clegg, former President of Microsoft Canada.

"Health Canada's safety standard for wireless radiation is officially out of date," said Clegg, who is now CEO of Canadians for Safe Technology.  "Our Medical Officers of Health, our doctors, even our school Boards are obliged to put precautions in place now."

The biggest study ever conducted on microwave radiation on lab animals has revealed a causal relationship between cell phones and brain cancer in rats.  The twenty-five million dollar study was funded by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

The results also showed cell phones can cause heart cancer, and there was more illness in male rats than females.

"This new evidence means the issue is urgent," said Clegg. "These devices are carving out our future, and they're giving us cancer. Health Canada should update our safety guidelines immediately to keep up with science."

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http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/how-might-cell-phone-signals-cause-cancer/

SOURCE C4ST: Canadians For Safe Technology

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