Your iPhone is ‘Possibly Carcinogenic’ According to WHO

The latest report from the World Heath Organization claims cellphone use is ‘possibly carcinogenic’ and can cause brain tumours:

A working group of 31 scientists from 14 countries meeting at the WHO’s International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) said a review of all the available scientific evidence suggested cellphone use should be classified as “possibly carcinogenic.”

The classification, which puts mobile phone use in the same broad IARC cancer risk category as lead, chloroform and coffee, could spur the United Nations health body to look again at its guidelines on mobile phones, the scientists said.

We’ve talked about the issue of radiation levels from the iPhone before, but have you paid attention? The Pong ‘radiation case’ even tried to address this issue. Prior to today’s announcement, the WHO did not link cancer to cellphone use. 

With the explosion of social networks, people are talking less on the phone. Nowadays it’s all about texting and WhatsApp’ing (currently free btw). Do you limit your cellphone use? All you have to do is wear a Bluetooth headset and that should eliminate all risks, ‘right’?

Cigarettes now have warning labels showing the hazardous effects of smoking. Could we soon see similar warnings on…cellphones?