Thursday April 24, 2014

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Reasoned argument for caution



Cris Rowan (Coast Reporter, letters, Nov. 22) presents a reasoned argument for caution about electromagnetic radiation and correctly asserts that WHO/IARC classifies such as a class 2B carcinogen.

She invites discussion unlike many others. I paraphrase for brevity, but 2Bs are regarded as "things" which might cause cancer. (Please read the full definitions from verified sources.)

Included in the list of hundreds of 2B carcinogens are bracken fern, carbon black, nickel, pickled vegetables and talcum powder.

The message is clear: darn near anything might cause cancer. 2Bs might, but there is no compelling evidence for any of them actually doing so, much less for low-level radio frequency radiation.

Wayne Harvey




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