ICYMI: June 3rd, 2016

June 3, 2016

by Maggie Klee

Feature Story

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That Cell-Phone Cancer Study isn’t Quite As Scary as it Seems

SUNDAY, May 29, 2016 (Fortune) — This week, the National Toxicology Program released partial results of a study that found an increased incidence of cancer in male rats exposed to radiation from cell phones. The possibility that cellphones cause cancer has long worried the public, so it’s not surprising that media outlets ran headlines suggesting the study fully confirmed our worst fears.

But critics have quickly pointed out that the substance of the study just doesn’t support such big claims. Dr. Aaron Carroll, a professor at the Indiana University School of Medicine, did a close reading of the study, (via Vox) and saw some things that should trigger skepticism.

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