"A new study out this week doesn't show a definitive link, but reopens the debate over whether cell phones cause cancer."
"On Thursday, the U.S. National Toxicology Program published partial results of a study that claimed to show a link between cell phone radiation and cancer. By Friday, Mother Jones was touting the study as a “game changer,” while the Wall Street Journal was calling it “explosive.” STAT was more cautious in delivering the news, including right in its headline the caveat that the study was done on rats.
The wording used in many stories may be hyperbole, but Michael Hansen, a senior staff scientist at Consumers Union — the policy and action division of Consumer Reports — says the results do raise doubts in a debate that many thought was already over.
“For years all of the agencies said that there was no conceivable way that this radiation could have any affect at all, except thermal [effects],” said Hansen."