National Toxicology Program Will Study Cell Phone Safety

September 1, 2001

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NC-The National Toxicology Program (NTP) will probe questions about the safety of cellular telephones in a 5-year series of rodent studies. The agency said that the study is in response to the requests from citizens who claim cell phones have caused a variety of health problems. Most studies done to date have failed to show that cell phones cause any ill effects, but many of these studies were funded by the cell-phone industry.

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NC—The National Toxicology Program (NTP)will probe questions about the safety of cellular telephones in a 5-year seriesof rodent studies. The agency said that the study is in response to the requestsfrom citizens who claim cell phones have caused a variety of health problems.Most studies done to date have failed to show that cell phones cause any illeffects, but many of these studies were funded by the cell-phone industry.