Smartphones Irradiate the Thyroid: Is This a Cancer Risk?

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Smartphones Irradiate the Thyroid:
Is This a Cancer Risk?

Looking Beyond Overdiagnosis as Tumors Continue To Surge


Thyroid cancer among women is skyrocketing all over the world. Incidence is growing faster than for any other cancer. The reasons why remain elusive.

The prevailing view is that there’s been an “epidemic of diagnosis” —that is, overdiagnosis. But a consensus is growing that lifestyle or environmental risk factors are also at work. Obesity is currently the leading candidate.

Sweden’s Michael Carlberg and Lennart Hardell think that smartphones may also be part of the problem. Smartphone antennas are at the bottom of the phone and when holding one up to the ear, the thyroid is directly exposed to RF/microwave radiation.

Newly released cancer statistics add urgency to resolving this question.

Read the full story, out today, in Microwave News.

Louis Slesin, PhD

Editor, Microwave News

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