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WHO agency to issue verdict this month on whether cellphone radiation causes cancer

The World Health Organization (WHO) is expected to release a decision at the end of the month as to whether the radiation emitted from cellphones causes cancer.

Scientists at the WHO’s International Agency for Research on Cancer will take part in an eight-day meeting in Lyons, France starting Tuesday to discuss the issue and review existing studies on the health effects of electromagnetic radiation.

The group will decide if the radiation emitted from mobile devices should be labelled a carcinogen and deliver its verdict May 31.

The IARC has published more than 100 papers over the past four decades on asbestos, X-rays, human papillomavirus (HPV) and other issues.