Director and Principal Investigator of the Center for Family and Community Health at the University of California at Berkeley
Con to the question "Is Cell Phone Radiation Safe?"
"By 2016, we have evidence from more than a dozen epidemiological studies that heavy cellphone users, usually over long periods, 10 years or more, face increased risk of malignant and nonmalignant brain tumors.
The U.S. incidence of nonmalignant brain tumors has increased in recent years, especially among adolescents and young adults. It’s unlikely the increase was entirely due to improved detection because, according to one review, we would expect to see a plateau, then a reduction in incidence, which has not occurred. The most serious type of brain cancer has increased in parts of the brain near where people hold their phones. Observations that overall increases in brain cancer were not seen after the introduction of cellphones merely serve to illustrate that there can be a considerable lag between exposure to a carcinogen and the cancer's diagnosis."
"Should Cellphones Have Warning Labels?," wsj.com, May 22, 2016
Experts Individuals with MDs; individuals with PhDs or equivalent advanced degrees in fields relevant to the study of cell phones; or government officials with significant involvement in cell phone safety issues. [Note: Experts definition varies by site.]
Involvement and Affiliations:
Director and Principal Investigator, Center for Family and Community Health, University of California at Berkeley
Former researcher, Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation
PhD, Social Psychology, University of California at Santa Barbara
MA, Social Psychology, University of California at Santa Barbara