Dr. Anthony Miller, an adviser to the World Health Organization, says radiation from cellphones, cordless and sensor devices and wireless networks should be classified as a “Group 1 carcinogenic to Humans.”
"The evidence indicating wireless is carcinogenic has increased and can no longer be ignored," he said July 31at a meeting of the Environmental Health Trust in Teton, Wyoming.
Dr. Anthony Miller
WHO’s International Agency for Research on Cancer in 2011 called RF radiation “a Group 2B possibly carcinogenic to humans agent.” Miller believes evidence since then fulfills the requirements to re-classify RF radiation as a "Group 1 carcinogenic to humans" agent.
Miller cited recent scientific publications including the 2017 re-analysis of data from the Interphone study, the 2014 French National CERENAT Study, several new publications on Swedish cancer data, and the 2016 results of the National Toxicology Program.
He quoted studies by Dr. Lennart Hardell and Michael Carlberg that found increased brain cancer is associated with long-term cell phone use and conclude that "RF radiation should be regarded as a human carcinogen causing glioma." In addition, published epidemiological research has also found persons diagnosed with brain cancer had decreased survival rates associated with higher wireless phone use.
Case Studies Find Cancer Risk
In response to skeptics who claim, "There is no evidence," researchers point to published research that has consistently found increased cancer risk in well-designed case control studies that have looked at persons who used cell phones for more than ten years.
The panel presentation included international experts. Dr. Annie Sasco presented the WHO/IARC process used to classify carcinogenic agents. Dr. Devra Davis presented research finding wireless radiation results in sperm damage and alters brain development.
Dr. Moe Mellion presented Dr. Iris Udasin's clinical cases of World Trade Center first responders who developed brain cancer after combined environmental exposures to chemical toxins and wireless radiation. Theodora Scarato, MSW presented policies enacted by governments worldwide to reduce RF radiation exposures. Dr. Marc Arazi presented data released by the cell phone radiation test program of the Government of France, which found that when cell phones are tested in body contact positions, RF radiation exposure exceeds regulatory limits. Environmental Health Trust plans to post all lectures and videos from the July 31, 2017 presentation online.