Last updated on: 9/30/2013 7:53:44 PM PST | Author: ProCon.org

National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences Biography

Position:
Not Clearly Pro or Con to the question "Is Cell Phone Radiation Safe?"
Reasoning:

“Personal (cellular) telecommunications is a rapidly evolving technology that uses radiofrequency energy or radiation for mobile communication. As of December 2011, there were more than 331 million subscribers to cell phone service in the United States, according to the Cellular Telecommunications and Internet Association. Given this large number of users, if adverse health effects are shown to be associated with cell phone use, this could potentially be a widespread public health concern. The weight of the current scientific evidence has not conclusively linked cell phone use with any adverse health problems, but more research is needed…

The National Toxicology Program (NTP) headquartered at NIEHS is leading the largest laboratory rodent study to date on cell phone radio frequency. The NTP studies will help clarify any potential health hazards from exposure to cell phone radiation. The studies are designed to mimic human exposure and are based on the frequencies and modulations currently in use in the United States…

The NTP studies are designed to look at effects in all parts of the body. Final study results are expected in 2014.”

“Cell Phones,” niehs.nih.gov, Apr. 1, 2013

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Description:

“The National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), located in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, is one of 27 research institutes and centers that comprise the National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS)…

The NIEHS traces its roots to 1966, when the U.S. Surgeon General announced the establishment of the Division of Environmental Health Sciences within the NIH. In 1969, the division was elevated to full NIH institute status. Since then, the NIEHS has evolved to its present status as a world leader in environmental health sciences, with an impressive record of important scientific accomplishments and a proud history of institutional achievements and growth.

Today the NIEHS is expanding and accelerating its contributions to scientific knowledge of human health and the environment, and to the health and well-being of people everywhere.”

“About NIEHS,” niehs.nih.gov (accessed Sep. 25, 2013)

Mission:

“The mission of the NIEHS is to discover how the environment affects people in order to promote healthier lives.”

“About NIEHS,” niehs.nih.gov (accessed Sep. 25, 2013)

Other:
Research institute
Contact Info:
Phone
919-541-3345
Email
[email protected]
Website
www.niehs.nih.gov