A recent study has found out a link between mobile phones and cancer, which has raised alarm among the readers who believed it to be true. But when one goes into the detailed finding of the study, it reveals something else altogether.
First, we need to understand how it all started; concerns have been raised about the potential health effects of radiofrequency (RF) emission from mobile telecommunications devices, so a study was set up by the US National Toxicology Program (NTP) in response to it. The experiment was done on mice and rats to see if chronic RF exposure causes cancer.
It was stated in the report that “the RF likely caused the observed hyperplastic legions and glial neoplasms (cancer) of the heart and brain of the rats.” In conclusion, it can be said that the report suggested radiation similar to that generated by mobile phones appeared to cause cancer in some rats.
It was one issue that raised questions from each and everyone, and the evidence to the data provided by the US National Toxicology Program (NTP) is unable to give a solid evidence.
But some uncertainties has been raised on the report first thing is we need to understand that science can never be 100% sure of the conclusion that comes out of it. Also regarding public health, it has to be noted that study did not use exposure levels that are as equal to mobile phones.
Secondly, some results and details are missing and require detailed clarification before being accepted. As reported, the control animals which were not exposed to RF emissions died much earlier than that of exposed animals. Also, it is expected that control animals develop tumor over the lifetime, but the control animals used in the study did not show any signs of that.
Given the fact that there are some points in the observation that are not 100 percent accurate. So it needs to be fully evaluated once more to be completely reliable and needs to explain all the missing facts.