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Question #15811 posted on 06/20/2005 3:01 a.m.

Dear 100 Hour Board,

My dad swears that holding a cell phone up to your ear can cause cancer and is always insisting I hold it as far away as possible. Is any part of this true?

- I can't live without my cell phone

A: Dear cell phone addict,

According to John E. Moulder, PhD, Professor of Radiation Oncology at the Medical College:
The epidemiological evidence for an association between radiofrequency radiation and cancer is weak and inconsistent, the laboratory studies generally do not suggest that cell phone radiation has genotoxic or epigenetic activity, and the connection between a cell phone's radiofrequency radiation and cancer appears to be physically implausible.
Another link that a fellow Board writer directed me to: