Scientific Literature

Wireless Radiation and  Promotion of Cancer Growth

Researchers looking at sperm cells, nerve cells and in vivo rodent studies  have found that radio frequency microwave radiation (RF EMR) from wireless devices can alter DNA, promote cancer growth and act as a co-carcinogen. Lurchi in 2015 found an increase in liver tumors, lung tumors and lymphomas in mice at low to moderate exposure at (0.04 and 0.4 W/kg SAR), and well below exposure limits for the users of mobile phones. The recent NTP study, the new Falcioni study of 2018 and an older study by Chou in 1992 found scientific evidence of carcinogenicity, demonstrating the reproducibility of this effect. There are variable results for some studies that is felt to be due to stimulation of feedback and repair mechanisms with exposure to radio frequency radiation. Over longer periods of stimulation of biochemical changes the system is overwhelmed and the carcinogenic effect occurs.

National Toxicology Program Study Reveals “Clear Evidence” of Carcinogenicity

The 10 year $25 million United States National Toxicology Program (NTP) study of which examined cell phone radiation and cancer, confirmed other epidemiological studies showing an elevation of schwannomas of the heart and gliomas in the brain of mice exposed to radio frequency radiation  at non-thermal levels. NTP Study Full Report Feb 2, 2018 This was in addition to an increase in lymphoma and cancer of other organs with whole body exposure to this non-ionizing radiation which passes through the body.  Based on this researchers are asking for radio frequency radiation to be upgraded to a classification as a probable (Group 2A) or known (Group 1)  carcinogen, See also Scientific Literature on  NTP Study on Cancer  2018.

This new research is supported by a similar long term study of effects of cell phone radiation and carcinogenicity in animals from the famed Ramazanni Institute in Italy as well as basic science research and older studies looking at occupational and military exposures. 

International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC)

The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC)  listed radio frequency radiation from cell phones and wireless devices as a Class 2B Possible Carcinogen in 2011. Many researchers currently believe that this type of non-ionizing radiation that we are increasing and unknowingly exposed to should be classified as a Class 2A or probable carcinogen or even a class 1 or known carcinogen.

Dr. Annie Sasco, former IARC Unit Chief and Emeritus Director of Research and Epidemiology on Cancer Prevention, discusses her reasoning for elevating the IARC classification at a symposium in 2017 sponsored by Environmental Health Trust.


Some physicians believe this should be classified as a Class 1 or  Known Carcinogen.

Dr. Anthony Miller, Professor Emeritus at the University of Toronto Dali Lama School of Public Health, adviser to the World Health Organization and expert on ionizing and non-ionizing radiation feels the listing to be upgraded to a Class 1 Known Carcinogen.  Dr. Anthony Miller on IARC Classification of RF EMR

Bioinitiative Report Update Supports IARC Classification of RF as Group 1 Carcinogen

Dr. Lennart Hardell and Michael Carlberg have reanalyzed the epidemiological studies on brain tumors and RF EMR from cell phone radiation and they also feel it  should be a Group 1 Known Carcinogen. His analysis is found in Section 11 of the BioInitiative Report .

Published Literature on Cancer and Radiofrequency Radiation

Below is published scientific literature on cancer and wireless radio frequency electromagnetic radiation (RF EMR) from cell towers and other wireless devices, as well as co-carcinogenic effects.  This list does not include brain cancer studies, DNA or RNA damage from RF EMR exposure or reproductive studies. These other studies can be found on our website at:

Reviews on Cancer and RF EMR

1)  Non-ionizing radiation, part 2: radio frequency electromagnetic fields. WHO IARC.  Volume 102. 2011.

Published Articles on Cancer and RF EMR



Related Articles Oxidation/Antioxidants and Cocarcinogenicity