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Jason Baig
Jason Baig, a Wichita native, is the manager for AT&T Wireless' Wichita stores. Jason earned his Master's degree in Business Management from Friends University, where he also earned his undergraduate degree in psychology. You may contact Jason at: AT&T Wireless, 2132 N. Rock Road Ste 104, Wichita, KS 67206, by phone at (316) 636-5800,
2002-01-01 12:33:00
Cellular phones & cancer
Answer:  Reviews of the science by expert groups, governments, and standard-setting bodies have all concluded that current data does not indicate that there are adverse health effects associated with wireless phones or antenna sites and current exposure standards protect public health. Recent reviews by the Royal Society of Canada, the Stewart Commission (UK), and the Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications (Japan) found no evidence of adverse health effects at current exposure limits, but indicated more research is needed. National and international research activities ensure that the safety of wireless phones is under active independent scientific investigation. Research is being conducted by a number of national and international public health organizations. Nationally, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has entered into a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) with the Cellular Telecommunications Industry Association (CTIA) to continue research on the safety of wireless telephones. Internationally, the World Health Organization (WHO) has assembled a database of over 450 studies relevant to evaluation of the health effects of exposure to radio signals. The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) is coordinating a large epidemiology study in over 10 countries to identify whether phone use is associated with the occurrence of head and neck cancers. Two major epidemiology studies recently published by the American Health Foundation and the National Cancer Institute found no association between wireless phone use and brain tumors. For more information, you can go to www.nejm.org/content/inskip/1asp; or www.jama.amaassn.org/issues/current/rfull/joc00222.html
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