When the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention published new guidelines 18 months ago regarding the radiation risk from cellphones, it used unusually bold language on the topic for the American health agency: “We recommend caution in cellphone use.”

The agency’s website previously had said that any risks “likely are comparable to other lifestyle choices we make every day.”

Within weeks, though, the C.D.C. reversed course. It no longer recommended caution, and deleted a passage specifically addressing potential risks for children.

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Background
The etiology of childhood brain cancer remains largely unknown. However, previous studies have yielded suggestive associations with parental pesticide use.

Objectives
We aimed to evaluate parental exposure to pesticides at home and on the job in relation to the occurrence of brain cancer in children.

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US Vice-President Joe Biden has said the killing of four marines and a sailor in Chattanooga in July was the work of a “perverted jihadist”, despite no official determination of motive.

Speaking at a memorial service in the Tennessee town, Mr Biden also called the suspect a “perverse ideologue”.
US authorities say Mohammad Youssuf Abdulazeez acted alone when he attacked two military facilities in Chattanooga.

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According to new research from the Weizmann Institute of Science in Israel, certain cellphones may be exposing us to harmful levels of electromagnetic radiation.

Published in the Biochemical Journal, the study found that a single us of a specific cellphones for just 15 minutes can trigger brain cell changes associated with cancerous cell division.

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