Mobile phones could cause four different kinds of cancer, according to a survey. The World Health Organisation research says there is a “significantly increased risk” of people developing 3 different types of brain tumour and one of salivary gland. News of the findings, to be published within the next 2 months, has led to calls for mobiles to carry health warnings.
as read in the London Lite 26.10.09
Who is WHO?
According to Wikipedia:
The World Health Organization (WHO) is a specialized agency of the United Nations (UN) that acts as a coordinating authority on international public health. Established on 7 April 1948, and headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland, the agency inherited the mandate and resources of its predecessor, the Health Organization, which had been an agency of the League of Nations.
Of course after reading this brief article, being a mobile phone user myself I decided to invesigate and this is what I found on the WHO site.
So it would seem that the debate is still open. However the effects of radiation are constantly in the media spotlight and after digging around on the WHO website I found this article.
It makes for interesting reading, especially that of course, we are exposed to radiation and electromagnetic fields on a daily basis in the form of our day to day household equipment. So should we ditch the lot and go back to candles and fire?