“The scientists were right — your cell phone can give you cancer,” Meredith Engel reports for The New York Daily News. “There have long been whispers of a cancer connection from your cell — and a new study backs up the claims. ‘These data are a clear sign of the real risks this kind of radiation poses for human health,’ study author Igor Yakymenko said.

“But even though the risk of brain and related cancers is low — in 2012, there were 6.4 cases per 100,000 U.S. adults — Yakymenko says we should be on alert because ailments can take up to 30 years to develop,” Engel reports. “To minimize your risk, use your phone less and go hands-free to keep the frequency away from your head, Yakymenko said.”

Read more in the full article here.

MacDailyNews Take: If true, thankfully, we hardly ever use our iPhones for actual cellular calls, so they’re never placed next to our heads.

As an aside, and especially for those in the U.S., have you ever noticed how many references to “cancer” you are bombarded with throughout the day? From pink ribbons on food containers, to TV shows, morning, noon, and night, radio, Web, newspapers, etc.? Count them. You might be surprised. You’ll likely lose track. It’s literally hundreds of times per day! “Cancer, cancer, cancer, cancer, cancer…” We’re all for “awareness,” and we’ve had close family affected with various cancers, but enough already (as we cover a “cancer” article, no less)!

Somebody, perhaps Igor, should do a study of whether or not being inundated with talk of cancer hundreds of times per day might actually cause or fuel it simply through the power of suggestion.

Oxidative mechanisms of biological activity of low-intensity radiofrequency radiation by Igor Yakymenko et al. is here.

U.S. watchdog calls for regulators to review of cell phone radiation rules – August 8, 2012
FCC’s Genachowski looks to open new inquiry into cellphone radiation emissions – June 16, 2012
New research doubts link between cellphones and cancer – July 5, 2011