American Academy of Pediatrics responds to National Toxicology Program study showing link between cell phone radiation and tumors in rats


American Academy of Pediatrics

May 27, 2016

Melissa Jenco, News content editor

Some rats developed tumors after being exposed to cell phone radiation, according to preliminary results of a study released Thursday. In light of the findings, the American Academy of Pediatrics continues to reinforce its recommendation that parents should limit use of cell phones by children and teens.

“They’re not toys. They have radiation that is emitted from them and the more we can keep it off the body and use (the phone) in other ways, it will be safer.”Jennifer A. Lowry, M.D., FAACT, FAAP, chair of the AAP
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