A paper published online June 22, ahead of the full report, in the Lancet Oncology summarizes the key findings from a meeting of 31 scientists organized by the IARC in Lyon, France, who considered the potential carcinogenic hazards from exposure to radiofrequency (RF) electromagnetic fields (EMFs) emitted by devices such as cell phones.

On the basis of their assessment and evaluation of the published literature, the IARC working group concluded that RF-EMFs, including those emitted by cell phones, should be considered to be “possibly carcinogenic” to humans (division 2B in the IARC classification).

The IARC working group reached their conclusion on the basis of several studies, including the results of the large INTERPHONE international case–control study and a pooled analysis of a series of Swedish studies.

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