DETROIT (WWJ) – A World Health Organization panel says cellphones should be listed as ‘possible’ cancer-causers, in the same category as coffee and gasoline exhaust.
The panel says there is no proof of a connection, but research suggests a link with two brain cancers.
Dr. Otis Brawley is the Chief Medical Officer for the American Cancer Society.
Brawley says anyone concerned should use an ear-piece, and hold the phone away from your body.
WWJ spoke with several metro Detroiters: “I’m a cancer survivor myself, so you know, they need to stay on top of that to make sure it’s safe,” says one man.
“Everything causes cancer… I try to use my speaker phone, that’s my only solution…they’ll come up with anything,” says one woman – others telling WWJ, they won’t give up their cell phones because many things in our environment can cause cancer.