FOX 47 - Health News
A group of 31 scientists from two dozen countries reclassified cell phone radiation today as "possibly carcinogenic."
The scientists reviewed dozens of published studies and found there was some evidence of an increase in two types of brain cancer in mobile phone users.
The chairman of the committee tells Fox 47 News more research is needed.
"I think there's a warning here for public health to make sure we're tracking brain cancer rates very carefully and trying to continute to measure if there's any increased risk for cell phones," said Dr. Jonathan Samet, Chairman of the World Health Organization Working Group.
Dr. Samet says cancerous tumors can take decades to develop and the studies conducted so far haven't tracked people for more than about 10 years.
Last year, researchers estimated more than 3/4 of the world's population uses cell phones.
Sun. - Fri. on FOX 47 News at 9!
Top Health Headlines (foxnews.com)
|10 rules to make your relationship last|
For better, for worse, for richer, for poorer, what is it that makes a marriage last (and last)?
|Pot-related poison control calls up in Washington, Colorado|
Marijuana-related calls to poison control centers in Washington and Colorado have spiked since the states began allowing legal sales last year, with an especially troubling increase in calls concerning young children.
|New California law makes it harder to skip vaccinations|
A California law that took effect last year is making it harder for parents to opt out of vaccinating their children — an issue that has taken new prominence as the state deals with an outbreak of measles.
|Stress may be ‘caught’ from social media, study says|
Social media users beware — connecting with people online could be damaging to your health.
|Plaintiffs’ lawyers reject J&J claims of fraud in mesh lawsuits|
Lawyers for thousands of women suing Johnson & Johnson’s Ethicon Inc over transvaginal mesh devices are fighting back against the company’s claim that illegal phone solicitations may have resulted in baseless lawsuits.
Tonight on FOX 47
10:00am Green Bay Nation
10:30am Inside the Huddle
11:00pm Paid Program
12:00pm Inside the Big East
12:30pm FOX College Hoops Tip-off
1:00pm Coll. B-Ball on FOX: "Duke vs. St. John's"
3:00pm Red Bull Crashed Ice (FOX)
4:00pm FOX 47 Movie: "Agent Cody Banks 2"
6:30pm The Simpsons
7:00pm The Simpsons
7:30pm Brooklyn Nine-Nine
8:00pm Family Guy
8:30pm Bob's Burgers
9:00pm FOX 47 News at 9
9:35pm In Depth Sports with Graham Bensinger
10:05pm Big Bang Theory
10:35pm Big Bang Theory
11:05pm Mike & Molly
11:35pm Mike & Molly
12:05am Ring of Honor Wrestling