Cellphones Are as Carcinogenic as Coffee

Paranoid San Franciscans who have long sought affirmation that radio waves threaten public health finally got a hat tip from the World Health Organization, which now says cellphones are “possibly carcinogenic.”

But before you throw your iPhone out the window, note that WHO's “possibly carcinogenic” category also includes everyday items such as coffee,

talcum powder, suntan lotion, bicycle tires, pickled vegetables, oil

from orange peels or coconuts, asphalt, blue dye, red dye, and orange

dye, along with a few hundred other things we encounter in our daily


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