FDA to Explore Cell Phone Cancer Risk

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration questioned a Swedish study that claimed a heightened risk of cancer from cell phones, but said Thursday it would review the study anyway. Calling it "difficult to interpret," the agency said it was concerned with the study's methodology. Researchers used mail-in questionnaires in lieu of in-person meetings.

Numerous queries were received by the agency following the study's release. A meeting has been scheduled for the near future to discuss the findings, as well as possible research in the area. Industry representatives lauded the FDA's move, saying most scientists already agree that cell phones are safe.

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