Cancer Doctors Warn about Cell Phone Risks

PITTSBURGH, PA - The director of the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute and UPMC Cancer Centers plans to warn about 3,000 faculty and staff about the possible health risks associated with cell phone use. The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports the advisory will go out on Wednesday.

It suggests certain measures to limit exposure to the electromagnetic fields emitted by cell phones. The advisory suggests limiting the length of conversations or keeping the phone away from the head by using headsets or speaker phone options. It also recommends against children using cell phones except in emergencies.

CTIA-The Wireless Association, a group representing the wireless industry, told the newspaper that most studies published in scientific journals show wireless phones don't pose a health risk.

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