FDA says there’s scientific evidence cell phones are safe

The FDA has released an interest 16+year spanning study that analyzes cell phone use and cancer statistics and found that, there’s no link between cell phones and cancer rates.

Looking at the data, if anything there’s a correlation between cell phones and lower cancer rates. Of course correlation isn’t causation (we’ve got better food, more extreme energy drinks, and less whacky fashion,) but cancer rates for brain and nervous system cancers, which were widely attributed to cell phones, have been dropping at about 0.2% per year since 1987 while cell phone use went from 3000 people to 3 billion.

There’s a good bit of extra info on the rat study that’s widely been cited noting that the rats got exposure over the entire body for nine hours a day for their entire lives at 75x the whole body exposure limits for people, and that little bit nobody mentions that the exposed rats had the weird effect of living longer than the control group.

The report does not mention whether the rats gained super powers.

Then again, the timing of this report may be just to stem off the next challenge to the just approved Sprint/T-Mobile merger, so who knows.

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Paul E King

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