The peer review panel has recommended that the NTP upgrade the level of evidence that GSM cell phone radiation is linked to malignant schwannoma in the heart in male rats from SOME evidence to CLEAR evidence.The NTP staff had recommended the “some” designation in its draft report. The panel made the same recommendation for CDMA RF radiation (with respect to malignant schwannoma in the heart in male rats) – upgrading the evidence to CLEAR. In addition, the panel recommended that NTP upgrade the evidence for malignant schwannoma in the heart of female rats exposed to GSM cell phone radiation from NO evidence to EQUIVOCAL evidence.
The panel also recommended that the NTP upgrade the evidence for malignant glioma (brain tumors) in male rats exposed to GSM cell phone radiation from EQUIVOCAL to SOME EVIDENCE.
Near the close of the first day of the peer review meeting of the NTP RF animal study, Ron Melnick, who led the team that designed the study, said from the floor: “The purpose of the study was to challenge the null hypothesis that are no adverse health effects at minimal exposure intensities. The null hypothesis has been disproved.” The point is that you can argue about the nature and extent of the health risks, but not whether they exist.
Excellent advice from Dr. Adler: “we cannot wait lifetimes to determine that cellphones cause brain cancer. The FDA must carry out risk assessment now including both néoplastic & noneoplastic tissues.”
“It should most likely lead to a reduction in exposure limits,” said Ronald Melnick, the NTP scientist who designed the study before he retired nine years ago.
The FDA’s director of the office of science and engineering, Edward Margerrison, attended the meeting and warned afterwards against forming rash conclusions based on Wednesday’s votes. “We’re taking a responsible approach,” he said. “We’re not gonna knee-jerk on anything.”
EMFSA notes the following: upon the release of the NTP draft reports (even BEFORE the outcome of the peer review) the Director of FDA’s Center for Devices and Radiological Health, Jeffrey Shuren stated: “We believe the current safety limits for cell phones are acceptable for protecting the public health.”
Experts find “clear evidence” of cancer from cell phone radiation in NTP study http://www.saferemr.com/2018/01/national-toxicology-program-peer-public.html