Israeli scientists have found a possible link between the radiation from cellphones and thyroid cancer. In recent years there has been a steep rise in rates of thyroid cancer in Western countries.
In one experiment, human thyroid cells that were collected from healthy patients were subjected to radiation from a device that had been designed for the study that simulated the electromagnetic radiation emitted by cellphones.
The irradiated thyroid cells proliferated at a much higher, statistically significant rate than non-irradiated cells in the control group. A second experiment using different methods and materials gave similar results.
said Prof.. Raphael Feinmesser, head of Beilinson’s Ear, Nose and Throat Department who was the lead researcher.