Statement by Dr. John Bucher, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences National Toxicology Program on the Peer Review of the Cell Phone Radiation Radiofrequency Studies
Statement by Dr. John Bucher, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences National Toxicology Program (NTP) on the Peer Review of the Cell Phone Radiation Radiofrequency Studies
This statement by Dr. Bucher was sent to Environmental Health Trust by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences Office of Communications and Public Liaison Monday April 2, 2018
“It was gratifying that the members of the expert panel unanimously praised the National Toxicology Program (NTP) Cell Phone Radiofrequency Radiation (RFR) Studies as very well done, and vitally important research. They acknowledged the difficulty of conducting the study and the challenges of analyzing the data. Scientific peer-review by external experts is an essential part of the NTP’s scientific process, and I thank the panel members for their expertise and service. They conducted a thorough review, engaged in spirited debate, and grappled with the same uncertainties experienced by the NTP staff.
In the end, the panel agreed with the NTP conclusions for the cell phone RFR studies conducted in mice. For the rat studies, the panel recommended that some of the NTP conclusions be changed to indicate a stronger level of evidence that cell phone RFR caused certain tumors.
Working from the NTP’s scale of Clear Evidence, Some Evidence, Equivocal Evidence and No Evidence, the panel made the following recommendations:
For male rats, GSM-modulated cell phone RFR
- Malignant schwannoma in the heart – reclassified from some evidence to clear evidence of carcinogenic activity
- Malignant glioma of the brain – reclassified from equivocal evidence to some evidence of carcinogenic activity
- Pheochromocytoma (benign, malignant, complex), a tumor in the adrenal gland – reclassified from equivocal evidence to some evidence of carcinogenic activity
For female rats, GSM-modulated cell phone RFR
- Malignant schwannoma of the heart – reclassified from no evidence to equivocal evidence of carcinogenic activity
For male rats, CDMA-modulated cell phone RFR
- Malignant schwannoma in the heart – reclassified from some evidence to clear evidence of carcinogenic activity
- Malignant glioma of the brain – reclassified from equivocal evidence to some evidence of carcinogenic activity
For female rats, CDMA-modulated cell phone RFR
- Malignant schwannoma in the heart – reclassified from no evidence to equivocal evidence of carcinogenic activity
The recommendations of the external expert panel will now be taken under consideration by NTP staff and reviewed for a final decision from the NTP Director. The final report will be published in fall 2018.”
-Statement by Dr. John Bucher, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences National Toxicology Program (NTP) on the Peer Review of the Cell Phone Radiofrequency Radiation Studies
The National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, National Toxicology Program released a statement about the conclusions of the panel for each endpoint, found here . This is the most important document to read from the meeting in terms of conclusions. https://ntp.niehs.nih.gov/ntp/about_ntp/trpanel/2018/march/actions20180328_508.pdf
Read an NIEHS April 2018 article on the peer review meeting here “NTP cell phone studies — experts recommend elevated conclusions” National Institutes of Environmental Health Sciences
Read more about the NTP NIEHS peer review at https://ehtrust.org/clear-evidence-of-cancer-concludes-the-expert-panel-to-the-us-national-toxicology-program-on-cell-phone-radiation-study-findings/
New Studies Link Cell Phone Radiation with Cancer, Scientific American March 29, 2018
“Can your cellphone cause cancer? Scientists find definitive link in study of rats” The News and Observer March 28, 2018
“Researchers find the cellphone-cancer risk is higher than originally thought” The Blaze March 30, 2018
The Nation: How Big Wireless Made Us Think That Cell Phones Are Safe: A Special Investigation: The disinformation campaign—and massive radiation increase—behind the 5G rollout. By Mark Hertsgaard and Mark Dowie, The Nation, March 29, 2018
Advocates for Tougher RFR Standards Welcome Expert Views, Paul Kirby, Senior Editor, TRDaily
Public Service Announcement on the American Academy of Pediatrics Recommendations To Reduce Cell Phone Radiation Exposure
EHT has created two short videos about safer technology. One is 30 Seconds and the other is one minute and 30 seconds! Shot in Jackson Hole Wyoming and showing in local movie theatres. This PSA includes recommendations by the American Academy of Pediatrics as well as the Vienna, Athens and Cyprus Medical Association recommendations.
Watch the 1.5 Minute Public Service Announcement here
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has issued specific recommendations to reduce wireless cell phone exposure and updated their online resources for parents concerning cell phones and wireless devices.
“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,” said Jennifer A. Lowry, M.D., FAACT, FAAP, chair of the AAP Council on Environmental Health Executive Committee in the AAPs press release on the NTP Study Results.
American Academy of Pediatrics Official Letters on Cell Phones and Wireless Radiation
“Cell Phone Radiation is Likely a Human Carcinogen.”
“The Precautionary Principle must be applied now.”
Dr. Anthony Miller
Israel Institute for Advanced Study EHT Expert Forum Working Group
Note: This post is from 2017. Dr. Anthony Miller has elevated his opinion in 2018 and now states that cell phone/wireless radiation is human carcinogen. Please see the 2018 press release with his statement at this link
February 1, 2017: At the Israel Institute for Advanced Study Dr. Anthony Miller presented a plenary lecture with a summary and analysis of recent epidemiological case-control studies on cell phone radiation, including the Interphone study, studies performed by Hardell, and the CERENAT study. Dr. Miller concluded that the body of evidence has increased since the World Health Organization International Agency for the Research on Cancer classified radiofrequency fields (RFR) in 2011. The current research evidence in 2017 indicates that RFR should be considered a probable human carcinogen and the public should take cautionary steps to reduce exposures.
“Even if the risk per individual is low, it is widely distributed and could become a major public health problem. The Precautionary Principle must be applied now”.
Anthony Miller, MB, MRCP, MD, FRCP, FRCP (C), FFPH, FACE, Professor Emeritus, Dalla Lana School of Public Health; Senior Medical Advisor, Environmental Health Trust, USA; Previous Director of Epidemiology, National Cancer Institute of Canada, Full Bio
Epidemiology of Cell Phones and Other Wireless Transmitting Devices – An Update
During the Conference, working groups reviewed the evidence and the epidemiology working group concluded that the current research evidence indicates that RFR should be considered a probable human carcinogen. Please see a video of the working group report below.
The video below is a compilation of clips from the conference:
See a more recent video of Dr. Miller speaking about how this radiation is a carcinogen below.
May 2017: Cell Phone and Health documents were just released under California Superior Court Order by the California Department of Health by Court order containing clear advice to reduce exposure to cell phone radiation. 27 versions were drafted starting in 2009. Dr. Moskowitz who filed a PIR request for the release of these documents, states that California State has never adopted this fact sheet nor released it to the public due to what he refers to as suppression by “political appointees”.
Update: January 2018: The Department released more documents to Environmental Health Trust under the Public Information Act. EHT asked for Drafts of the guidance after 2015. The Department only released drafts from part of 2017 but they are very informative and show more edits.
INFORMATION GLEANED FROM THESE DOCUMENTS:
- The Recommendations Were Approved By Consensus of CDPH Division Staff: The original 2009 document stated the recommendations reflected a consensus of the Division (Document 25, file date: 6/17/2009; pp.104-109).The state department reviewing the material, the Division of Environmental and Occupational Disease Control, wrote that following its own “unpublished meta-analysis,” it agreed with the conclusions of the studies. The document has a section entitled “Background” which states “ a committee was assembled in the Division of Environmental and Occupational Disease Control at the California Department of Public Health to assess cell phone and cordless phone risks and to develop recommendations for DGS and other large purchasers, as well as for employees and the general public to consider when purchasing or using these devices.”
- Recommendations to California State on Occupational Exposures Removed: The original document had recommendations to the California Department of General Services, the “business manager” for the State, regarding cell phone purchases. The fact sheet also had a section called “Recommendations for Employees and the General Public” that included safety tips for state employees about how to to minimize exposure to wireless radiation. However the final version of the fact sheet omits recommendations to the Department of General Services (pp. 6-8) and these recommendations to state employees.
- Warnings on Children Softened: The first 2009 version stated, “Do not allow children to use a cell phone, except for emergencies.” The final version said “parents may want to limit their child’s cell phone use to texting, important calls and emergencies.”
- Information on Cordless Phones Removed in Final Drafts: The 2009 fact sheet summarized research on the health effects associated with exposure to cell phone and cordless phone radiation. The document stated “keep the cordless phone and cordless phone base station at an arm’s-length distance away from the body. These devices use electromagnetic admitting technology similar to that of a cell phone and are constantly admitting field during phone calls. The statements on cordless phones were removed in final drafts.
- University of Pittsburgh Guidelines Referenced in First Draft in 2009: The 2009 CDPH Draft refers to the cell phone radiation guidelines from the University of Pittsburgh website that were drafted by Dr. Herberman and Dr. Devra Davis in 2007. Read the first of it’s kind UPCI Advisory here.
California Department of Health Cell Phone Radiation Drafts 2017
Starting in 2008, health professionals in the Environmental Health Investigations Branch of California Department of Public Health began preparing a cell phone guidance document that summarized the science regarding the health risks from cell phone radiation and provided precautionary recommendations to the public for limiting personal exposure.
Dr. Joel Moskowitz submitted several formal requests for the document under the California Public Records Act (CPRA) starting in January 2014. In 2015 CDPH denied this request based on the rationale: “In light of the updated guidance issued by the CDC [federal Centers for Disease Prevention and Control] in June of 2014, CDPH has chosen not to issue a guidance document on radio frequency EMF and cell phones.”
The environmental law clinic at the University of California, Berkeley Law School and the First Amendment Project represented Dr. Moskowitz pro bono. And filed a lawsuit in May 2016, with the Superior Court of the County of Sacramento. In February 2017 Judge Shellyanne Chang issued a ruling which over-ruled eight of the nine objections submitted by the Attorney General and directed CDPH to release the Cellular Phone Use Guidance documentation.
In May 2017, the documents were released. All in all, 27 versions of the cell phone radiation safety fact sheet prepared by the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) initially in 2009 and revised multiple times through January, 2015.
San Francisco Chronicle News Article – “Long-overdue release of information about cell phone risks“, March 3 2017
San Francisco Examiner News Article – “California Health Officials release report on cell phone radiation”, March 3 2017
NBC Bay Area News Article – “Cell Phone Cancer Debate Heats up With Document Release”, March 3, 2017
San Francisco Chronicle News Article – “New records show how state reworked secret cell phone warning” May 19, 2017
$25 Million US Government Study Finds Increased Cancer in Rats From Cell Phone Radiation
Microwave News first broke the story that the long awaited National Toxicology Program’s radiofrequency radiation research study results showed increased brain and heart tumors in rats after two years exposure to wireless radiation.
Summary of the Radiofrequency Carcinogenicity Research Study
U.S. National Toxicology Program of the U.S. National Institutes of Health
The U.S. National Toxicology Program (NTP), released a partial report on parts of the world’s largest, most thorough and well-designed study of its type – at a cost of $25 million – on the potential carcinogenicity of cell phone radiofrequency radiation in rats and mice.
What did the study find?
The study found adverse effects after long term exposure to cell phone radiation:
- Increased incidences of glioma (a rare, aggressive and highly malignant brain cancer) as well as schwannoma (a rare tumor of the nerve sheath) of the heart were found in both sexes of rats, but reached statistical significance only in males.
- Increased incidences of rare, proliferative changes in glial cells of the brain and in Schwann cells (nerve sheath) in the heart of both sexes of rats, while not a single unexposed control animal developed these precancerous changes.
- DNA damage was induced with both modulations of radiofrequency radiation (RFR) in both rats and mice (mixed results in tissues and brain regions).
- Results from this study clearly show that biological impacts occur at non-thermal exposures like those that take place from cell phones today.
Data analyses in mice are ongoing. The complete results from these rodent studies will be available in NTP Technical Reports by the end of 2017.
The National Toxicology Program has posted an online draft of these research results.
Click here for PDF “Report of Partial findings from the National Toxicology Program Carcinogenesis Studies of Cell Phone Radiofrequency Radiation in Hsd: Sprague Dawley® SD rats (Whole Body Exposure)”
Chris Portier former Head of the National Toxicology Program stated, “ this is the best designed animal study every conducted on this topic.” Ron Melnick, who led the NTP study design team, confirmed these leaked results to Microwave News stating, “The experiment has been done and, after extensive reviews, the consensus is that there was a carcinogenic effect.”
Wall Street Journal Interview with journalist Ryan Knutson
This study represents a “sea change” in science in that it is a well designed study providing hard evidence that that non-ionizing, radiofrequency radiation could cause cancer.
This study indicates that exposures to “weak” levels of radio-frequency radiation can have a significant impact. If wireless frequencies were “safe” and had “no impact on the body”, one would not see such results.
For decades the scientific understanding has been that the only way this radiation can harm us is by a heating mechanism via exposures at very high power levels. This research shows serious adverse effects without heating tissue. The study was carefully designed to ensure that the body temperature of the exposed rats increased less than 1ºC . Therefore, it substantiates the scientific understanding that heating is NOT the only mechanism by which this radiation could harm health.
“This study should put an end to those who doubt the capacity of non-thermal levels of wireless radiation to cause biological effects including cancer. The study results clearly show that cell phone radiation can cause adverse health effects. The counter argument has no validity.” -Ronald Melnick, PhD, former lead scientist on NTP study of RFR; Retired Senior Scientist with NTP/NIEHS
The NTP Study found increases in brain and heart tumors after chronic exposure to radiofrequency radiation (RFR).
In male Harlan Sprague Dawley rats exposed to chronic RFR, malignant gliomas in the brain and schwannomas of the heart were increased. “Cardiac schwannomas were observed in male rats in all exposed groups of both GSM- and 18 CDMA-modulated RFR, while none were observed in controls (Table 3). There also was a significant dose response relationship, meaning that as the radiation increased, the effect increased. In female rats, there was no statistically significant or apparent exposure-related effects.
As the American Cancer Society states in their statement about the NTP results, “It’s important to note that these sorts of gender differences often appear in carcinogenic studies, so the fact they show up here should not detract from the importance of the findings.” Read more about these gender differences in the published “Gender differences in chemical carcinogenesis in National Toxicology Program 2-year bioassays” which details how gender-specific tumors were common in rat research on carcinogens.
NTP findings also included reduced birth weight of exposed pups, increased survival in exposed rats, and sight Increased malignant glioma plus glial cell hyperplasia (precancerous cells of the brain). It is notable that in the Ramazzini study of rats that looked at extremely low frequency (50 Hz) ELF-EMFs, the exposed rats also developed a significant increase in malignant schwannoma of the heart.
The increased types of tumors found in NTP”s research rats parallel the types of increased tumors found in human long term users of cell phones.
In the May 27, 2016 press conference the NTP stated one of the reasons that they were releasing these findings was because the NTP research results showed effects similar to human epidemiological research. Research on humans repeatedly shows increased malignant glioma (a type of brain cancer) in people who used cell phones for over ten years and over 1625 hours of lifetime use. The male rats in the NTP study had significantly increased rates of brain gliomas.
In addition, cardiac schwannomas (a type of tumor) were observed in male rats in all exposed groups in the NTP study. The NTP study found the highest rate of this rare tumor of the nerve ever recorded so far in its more than 30 years of study. Schwannomas interfere with myelin, the fatty protective sheath that surrounds all neurons. Although the NTP study found heart schwannomas in rats, the most common type of benign schwannoma in humans is the acoustic neuroma. Epidemiological research on human cell phone users has found increased acoustic neuroma in long term users.
This similarity between the findings of epidemiological studies and the NTP animal studies adds a strength to the conclusions of the NTP study.
Scientists state this research should result in official recommendations to the public by federal agencies to reduce exposure.
“Based on this new information, regulatory agencies should make strong recommendations for consumers to take precautionary measures and avoid close contact with their cell phones, and especially avoid use of cell phones by children. Also, cell phone companies need to provide newer devices with much reduced emissions.” -Ronald Melnick, PhD, former lead scientist on NTP study of RFR; Retired Senior Scientist with NTP/NIEHS
The newly created National Toxicology Webpage on Cell Phones states “The FDA’s website provides a couple of steps people can take to minimize radiation exposure when using cell phones, including reducing the amount of time spent using a cell phone and using speaker mode or a headset to place more distance between one’s head and the cell phone.”
Watch the Reuters video below
The NIH Cell Phone Radiofrequency Radiation Study research is the world’s largest rodent study on radiofrequency radiation exposure to date.
This 25 million dollar study is the most complex study completed by the NTP. Exposures to rats began in-utero (meaning while the mother rats are pregnant). The exposures to mice start during adolescence and continued through young adulthood (subchronic) or for 2 years (chronic).
The radiation exposures are at very low levels similar to what people are exposed to by cellular technology.
The studies are designed to mimic human exposure to cell phones. The exposures are at nonthermal levels meaning radiation levels that do not cause heating. These exposures are well below what our current government regulations allow.
The frequencies being studied are already outdated.
Rats and mice are being exposed to radiofrequency radiation from the Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA) and Global System for Mobile (GSM) communications technologies, at frequencies of 900 and 1900 megahertz at three different levels: 1.5, 3 and 6 watts per kilogram.At the time the research was initiated, these frequencies and modulations were the most common in the United States. That has changed. Now higher frequencies like 4G and 5G are becoming widespread (Notice how many communities are getting cell towers in order to deploy LTE.) Wi-Fi is at 2.45 GHz. Some scientists think these higher frequencies may be more biologically active even at very low levels. However, if adverse effects are found in one specific radio frequency (RF) radiation frequency, it is scientifically understood that adverse effects will also be found in frequencies within the full range of RF.
The studies consider cancer risk and other health effects.
Special underground chambers were built for this research.
Twenty-one separate “reverberation chambers” were built. The chambers are essentially shielded rooms with a transmitting antenna emitting radiofrequency fields and rotating stirrers. This setup up helps to generate a statistically uniform field.
The rodents were “chronically exposed,” meaning exposed for many hours per day.
The reverberation chamber design exposed rodents to RF for 10-minute on, 10-minute off increments, totaling just over 9 hours a day from before birth through 2 years of age. Unfortunately, this may not adequately simulate real life exposure in the 21st century. Today we are exposed to these frequencies 24 hours per day. From the baby monitor near the crib to the cell phone in our bedrooms to the Wi-Fi at school and work, there is no time when we are without exposures. In addition real life exposures means exposures to several frequencies at once, not simply one frequency at a time.
The study was released years behind schedule.
The Cell Phone Radiofrequency Radiation Study was initiated in 1999 with a contract signed in 2005. It is EHT’s understanding that the research has been completed but the data and results have not been published. The results were due to be published in 2014. In April 2016 Dr. Davis wrote a letter to NIEHS asking for the results of the study to be released. The draft report was released in May 2016.
2009 Slideshow Presentation of the Research
The slideshow here was prepared for the Cell Phone Radiation and Health Congressional Hearing in 2009. The slideshow shows the special underground chambers (housing) created for the rats and mice and details the planned research study.
2013 Slideshow by the National Toxicology Program at the GLORE Conference
NIEHS’ Michael Wyde presented an update on the study in a slideshow at a by-invitation-only meeting in the 2013 annual meeting of the Global Coordination of Research and Health on RF Electromagnetic Fields at the Washington DC FCC offices. The public and the press were barred from the meeting, while representatives from Motorola and Orange (formerly France Telecom) were allowed to attend (see program here).
It is notable that in this slideshow Wyde shares that rats in the subchronic studies did respond to both GSM and CDMA cell phone radiation. Those exposed before and after birth gained weight more slowly and the response was dose-dependent. This result challenges the widely-held belief that wireless radiation is harmless.
Please watch the videos below of NIH lead investigator Michael Wyde Ph.D., D.A.B.T. describing the National Toxicology Program Radiofrequency Research Study in a 2009 lecture presentation. According to NIH, the slides he refers to in this 2009 talk are the same set as uploaded onto this page as the 2009 NTP Presentation.
Please learn more about this project by reading an update from Microwave News. Institute of Environmental Health Secrets: NIEHS Mum on $25 Million RF Animal Project Skirts Freedom of Information Act
NEWS COVERAGE OF NTP MAY 2016 RESEARCH RESULTS
NTP Statement to Congress in 2009 on Cell Phone Studies: Statement for the Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies Committee on Appropriations United States Senate September 14, 2009 Hearing on The Health Effects of Cell Phone Use Statement of John R. Bucher, Ph.D. Associate Director of the National Toxicology Program National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences National Institutes of Health U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Watch the full testimony by the National Toxicology Program to Congress in 2009 in the video below starting at minute 8:43.
Watch These News Reports on the NTP Study Showing the Various Ways the Study Is Being Understood By The Media
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Here is some information about how safe mobile phones are for children. More information, and some ways to reduce the risk, are available at our website: http://www.mobilewise.org/
CellPhoneTrek.com interviews a group of protestors outside the CTIA wireless convention in San Francisco, CA, October 2010. The protestors want to generate awareness about cell phone radation and its effects on human health. The believe the cell phone industry is misleading the public.
This video was posted on October 12, 2010 by CellPhoneTrek.com at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9wOV3wu6-is.
Environmental Health Trust (EHT), a nonprofit organization dedicated to identifying and controlling environmental health hazards, launched its Global Campaign for Safer Cell Phones in a dozen nations this month.
The campaign’s goal is to promote the public right to know about ways to reduce cell phone radiation, providing open-source resources that educate and motivate health professionals, teachers, parents and students about simple and safer ways to use cell phones.
Devra Lee Davis, PhD, MPH, President of EHT, launched the campaign with a lecture on April 9 at 2:00 pm at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, Lecture Hall 205, in Toronto, Canada. In addition to discussing the campaign’s goals, Dr. Davis will release a new pamphlet prepared by physicians on cell phone safety, as well as a set of creative warning stickers to be placed on phones.
“This global campaign is designed to alert the planet’s five billion cell phone customers that heavy use of phones next to the body increases infertility, cancer and neurological problems,” said Dr. Davis. “We’re launching this campaign in Canada because this country is about to elect a new government, and the government has a duty to warn its citizens about the dangers of that cell phone in their pocket, and protect the basic right to know about such risks.”
The physicians pamphlet, titled “Cell Phones & Health: Simple Precautions Make Sense,” was created by a group of leading US and French oncologists and neurosurgeons. It outlines steps for protecting one’s family from cell phone radiation and shares recent findings about the negative impact this radiation can have on the health of both adults and children.
“Every cell phone comes with a set of safety warnings in small print that few people read,” said Dr. Davis. “They have a right to know what cell phone manufacturers are warning about their products, and this brochure is designed to spotlight that information.”
The idea for the cell phone safety sticker campaign came from an EHT initiative being carried out with the Jackson, Wyoming school system and Town Council. “We believe that kids are more likely to pay attention to cell phone safety if the warnings come in the form of stickers they can place on their phones,” she said.
Dr. Davis, who contributed to winning the Nobel Peace Prize in 2007 with Al Gore, has testified before a U.S. Senate panel about the dangers of cell phone use, is the author of Disconnect: The Truth about Cell Phone Radiation, What the Industry Has Done to Hide It, and How to Protect Your Family (Dutton, 2010). She is the first Director of the National Academy of Science’s Board of Toxicology and Environmental Studies, founder and former Director of the Center for Environmental Oncology at the University of Pittsburgh’s Hillman Cancer Center and is a National Cancer Center Institute Senior Fellow in Cancer Epidemiology.
Determined to protect children from the dangers of cell phone irradiation, Dr. Davis conceived the Campaign to serve as a model for communities across the US and around the globe. The campaign website provides access to free tools such as “safety cards” that list safer cell phone practices, appealing to teachers, health care professionals, parents, and students alike.
NATIONAL JOURNAL: Phoning It In? Some of the federal government’s own scientists say that it’s not doing enough to determine whether cell phones pose a health risk.
The Federal Communications Commission has not updated the standards for cell phone safety since 1996. Greg Lotz of the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, along with others, speak with the National Journal about the need for more federal oversight to regulate cell phone safety.
This article appeared in the Saturday, April 9, 2011 edition of National Journal and was published online at http://www.nationaljournal.com/magazine/cell-phone-safety-ignored-in-washington-20110407?mrefid=site_search.