The Risks Have Been Overblown
There’s a lot of money in getting people to worry about things unnecessarily. Many everyday risks are overblown by worrywarts and media outlets, and smartphone radiation is no different. When the WHO classified smartphone radiation as “possibly carcinogenic” in 2011, it set off a wave of panic.
But, as we’ll get to, a lot of the fear mongering is very likely unjustified. Just look at a 2018 study that appeared, at first glance, to show a link between cellphone radiation and cancer. What many people missed is that the study actually only proved that there was only a small increase in a specific type of heart tumor in rats after massive exposure to cellphone radiation.