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DNA Breaks: Cell Phone Radiation Led to "Significant Increases"

The National Toxicology Program tested two common radiofrequency radiation (RFR) modulations emitted by cellular telephones in a 2‐year rodent cancer bioassay that included interim assessments of additional animals for genotoxicity endpoints.The results of the National Toxicology Program (NTP) studies on DNA breaks in rats and mice following exposure to cell phone radiation have recently been published in Environmental and Molecular Mutagenesis.

The NTP concludes that: "[S]ignificant increases in the levels of DNA damage measured by the comet assay were seen in several tissues from rats and mice, indicating that RFR may be capable of causing increases in DNA damage.” The authors concluded that
Read more: Smith-Roe, S, et al, Evaluation of the genotoxicity of cell phone radiofrequency radiation in male and female rats and mice following subchronic exposure [Abstract], Environmental and Molecular Mutagenesis

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