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Consumer groups call for decision on cancer risk of mobile phones to be delayed

BMJ 2011; 342 doi: (Published 27 May 2011) Cite this as: BMJ 2011;342:d3360
  1. Susan Mayor
  1. 1London

A meeting on 24-31 May to assess the carcinogenicity of mobile phones and wireless technologies has gone ahead despite calls from a group of organisations to postpone it until full results of a major study are published.

The meeting, organised by International Agency for Research in Cancer which is part of the World Health Organization, aims to evaluate the available evidence to develop a monograph on the issue, as part of the agency’s core mission to prevent cancer. It is likely to classify the carcinogenicity to humans of mobile phones and wireless devices.

However, the group calling for the meeting to be delayed, led by the International Electromagnetic Fields Alliance, believes this cannot happen until full results …

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