01 Jun '11, 12am

Global wireless industry group disputes WHO report citing potential cancer link from mobile phone usage

Global wireless industry group disputes WHO report citing potential cancer link from mobile phone usage

A global wireless industry group disputed a WHO report linking mobile phone usage with cancer. -- PHOTO: AFP WASHINGTON - A GLOBAL wireless industry group on Tuesday disputed the significance of a report released by a UN health organisation citing a potential cancer link from use of mobile phones. CTIA-The Wireless Association said the UN agency 'conducts numerous reviews and in the past has given the same score to, for example, pickled vegetables and coffee'. This classification 'does not mean cell phones cause cancer,' the industry association said in a statement, noting that 'limited evidence from statistical studies can be found even though bias and other data flaws may be the basis for the results'. The reaction came after the World Health Organisation's cancer research agency said the use of cell phones and other wireless communication devices are 'possibly carcinoge...

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