Cell Phone Safety

Are cell phones safe?

Pros

Radiofrequency radiation from cell phones is non-ionizing and is not powerful enough to cause cancer.

Cons

Numerous peer-reviewed studies have shown an association between cell phone use and the development of brain tumors.

Pros

Studies have shown an association between cell phone use and a decreased risk of certain brain tumors.

Cons

Cell phones emit radiofrequency (RF) radiation, and RF radiation has been shown to damage DNA.

Pros

There has been no rise in the rate of brain cancers despite a massive increase in the use of cell phones.

Cons

Using a cell phone while driving, even with a hands-free device, is unsafe and makes accidents more likely.
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