The Wireless Technology Research (WTR), a research body sponsored by the cell phone industry, announced in May 1999 that a study performed at Integrated Laboratory Systems in Triangle Park, North Carolina, on human blood cells showed a tripling in chromosome damage caused by cell phone radiation. According to Dr. Carlo, the chairman of WTR, this is a strong link to cancer.
An Australian study, headed by Dr. Repacholi, published in 1997, showed that mice exposed to cell phone radiation for 18 months for two times half an hour per day had a two times higher risk of developing cancer than unexposed mice.
In 1997, Dr. Miguel Penafiel and his team of the Catholic University of America in Washington, DC, found that cell phone radiation increased the activity of a cancer related enzyme called ornithine decarboxylase (ODC).
Scientists at Aarhus University in Denmark have in 1997 shown that cell phone radiation accelerates proliferation rate of human cells.
Dr. Henry Lai of University of Seattle, Washington, has consistently shown that microwaves change the function of the brain and the secretion of critical brain substances. One of the effects is that learning and short term memory are impaired. Another effect consistently found by Dr. Lai is DNA damage to rat brains caused by the radiation.
Scientists at the Department of Life Sciences, University of Nottingham, UK, have shown that transgenic nematodes, used to monitor toxic pollutants, become stressed by cell phone EMFs in the same way as they do by toxic chemicals.